Black History at ASU: The Legacy of Dr. J. Eugene Grigsby Jr. Exhibit

Event description

  • Academic events
  • Arts and entertainment
  • Family friendly
  • Open to the public

ASU Library’s Black Collections presents a new exhibit featuring renowned artist, educator and community activist Dr. J. Eugene Grigsby Jr. and his impact on Arizona’s Black art scene. “Black History at ASU: The Legacy of Dr. J. Eugene Grigsby Jr.” features incredible works of art by local Black artists who were mentored and influenced by Grigsby including Clottee Hammons, Leonard Wilson, Dee Dee Woods and Roosevelt “Rip” Woods. The exhibit is on display at Hayden Library on the ASU Tempe campus until June 30, 2023.

Visitors can experience drawings, paintings and prints by all of the artists showcasing their unique style and technique. In addition, viewers can explore images from Grigsby’s teaching at Carver High School and ASU, outreach events he conducted with art education students, and an 1981 exhibition catalog from the Artists of the Black Community of Arizona group, known as ABC/Az.

Black Collections, a new archival repository within the Community-Driven Archives Initiative at ASU Library, is focused on creating a robust community collection dedicated to documenting the lived experiences of Black people living and thriving in Arizona.

For parking, the Apache Boulevard and the Fulton Center structures are recommended.

Event contact

Jessica Salow, curator of Black Collections

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Open during regular library hours until June 30, 2023. Closed Memorial Day

7:00 am9:00 pm (MST)


Hayden Library, Level 1