© 2019 Art Galleries at Black Studies

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The arts have a vital role to play in our understanding of each other -- giving voice and visibility to infinite narratives. When you give to AGBS, you are making an important statement. You are providing access to art spaces which celebrate and support artists of the Black Diaspora -- affirming that people of all colors, and their stories, belong in art spaces.

YOUR GIFT IMPACTS

EVERY PART OF THE GALLERIES

ART AS AN EDUCATOR

College-aged and K-12 students are exposed to artistic expression that focuses on the representations of historically excluded communities.

ART AS AN EQUALIZER

Our galleries provide platforms for both emerging and well-established artists to share their work, connect with one another, and forge connections with scholars across our campus and beyond.

ART AS A TRAINING GROUND

Students are provided paid opportunities to cultivate their understanding of gallery administration. 

ART AND ARCHIVE INITIATIVE:

INTEGRATING UT'S ARCHIVAL AND ARTISTIC LEGACY

Recognizing the power of inclusivity, AGBS collects artworks, archival material, and ephemera by and about Black people across the globe, for our collection and other institutions on campus. Representation matters. These efforts, guided by faculty, staff, students, and community, are making UT Austin a significant site to study the art and material culture of the Black diaspora. Give today to support The Art and Archive Initiative, the most dynamic collection effort on campus.

AGBS is honored to recognize our Gratitude Circle donors who provide vital support to the galleries' mission, exhibitions, and programs. Through their generous contributions, AGBS can continue to act as a platform for education, equalize access to diverse arts, and train young artists, scholars, curators, and new art lovers. Donors who want to deepen their investment to AGBS are invited to give at the $5,000.00 level and above. 

AGBS Guild — $5,000+

Visionary Funders — $10,000+

Executive Director's Circle — $20,000+

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GRATITUDE CIRCLES

HERE ARE A FEW WAYS WE WILL SHOW OUR GRATITUDE

Acknowledgement in Donor Recognition Programs

Special invitations to show openings and gallery events

Promotional and commemorative materials spotlighting exhibitions

Complimentary parking

Private tours from staff and curators

To learn more information about deepening your commitment to the arts for all and joining our gratitude circles, please contact Shaleiah Fox at Shaleiah.fox@austin.utexas.edu.