The Collecting of African American Art V: Collecting as a Way of Life

Ruth Fine, curator of special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art, and Juliet Bethea, collector. In this event recorded on February 15, 2009, as part of the National Gallery of Art lecture series , Ruth Fine speaks with Washington, DC-based collector Juliet Bethea about her life–long passion for learning and what inspired her to begin acquiring art nearly 40 years ago. Bethea discusses how moving to Washington in 1967 after years of traveling abroad marked a turning point in her engagement with the arts. Through the strong community of artists connected to the Howard University community, Bethea developed a connection with the local art scene.

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