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In the Gallery

Join us in partnership with the Barnes Foundation throughout the month of May for Bryan Collier's exhibit in our gallery. 

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Bryan Collier is an award-winning writer and illustrator, known best for his work on children's books such as Uptown, Freedom River by Doreen Rappaport, and Rosa by Nikki Giovanni. He has won both the Coretta Scott King Award (six times), the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, and is a four-time Caldecott honor recipient. He is also Art Sanctuary's 2017 Awardee for Excellence in Visual Literacy! 

Artist/Author Lecture

Sunday, May 7th @2:30pm 

 The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA

Join us in partnership with the Barnes Foundation and their Free First Sundays for a panel discussion with Bryan Collier, author and Art Sanctuary founder Lorene Cary, artist Richard Watson, and composer and jazz vocalist Ruth Naomi Floyd on the uniquely individual stories behind the creative process. The conversation will be followed by a book signing.

Opening Reception

Sunday, May 7th @ 7pm

Art Sanctuary Gallery

628 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143


After joining us at the Barnes in the afternoon, join us in the gallery as we welcome noted writer and illustrator Bryan Collier, our 2017 Awardee for Visual Excellence. He will walk us through his May gallery exhibit, and refreshments will be served! 


Gallery Hours

For the month of May, our gallery will be open from noon to 4pm everyday except on Thursdays, when we will be open 12-7pm, and hosting a free evening reception. Stop by and see us during any of these times!! We'd love to have you. 

Special Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors and Partners

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Art Sanctuary uses the power of black art to transform individuals, create and build community and foster cultural understanding.

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