Come all ye faithful, art lovers one and all.

Sunday’s (June 1) grand re-opening of the Museum of African-American Art (housed on the 3rd Floor of Macy’s inside the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza) brought patrons flocking back to the renowned gallery after it suffered extensive damage in March’s heavy rains.

Founded in 1976 by artist/art historian Dr. Samella Lewis, the space has been an iconic fixture for the artistic expression of African-Americans and African descendant people.

The event was hosted by current board of director’s president Berlinda Fontenot-Jamerson and attendees included California Assemblyman Steve Bradford and Los Angeles City Commissioner Mike Davis. Also on hand was artist Buena Johnson. Her latest work “Spirit and Soul: The Art of Buena Johnson” currently graces the walls.

Fontenot-Jamerson paid a glowing tribute to Macy’s, who grant the Museum the use of the 10,000 square foot space for a nominal $1 a year and thanked her fellow board members, volunteers and donors that help keep the nonprofit going.

“We had a flood in here like you wouldn’t believe,” said Fontenot-Jamerson. “But thanks to work of some great people, who tore up the carpeting, painted and renovated, we’re able to carry on this great work.”

From www.labanter.com

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