Howard University Receives Walters Gift of Art and Endowed Chair

Sculpture by Elizabeth Catlett

Internationally renowned scholar and activist Ronald W. Walters, PhD was recognized as a leading political strategist and expert on issues affecting the African diaspora. A dedicated leader, Walters served as a professor in Howard University’s Department of Political Science for 25 years and was department chair for nearly a decade. In honor of Walters’ legacy, his wife, Patricia Turner Walters, is gifting Howard University with her coveted collection of African American art, valued at $2,519,950.

“It is an incredible honor to receive this generous gift of precious art from the Walters family,” said President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “This collection of sculptures and portraits and paintings will be an excellent complement to our gallery and a beneficial focus of training in our art history courses.”

Please see the full Howard Newsroom article by Misha Cornelius here.

Image: Elizabeth Catlett, Glory, ca. 1960

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