Bailey curated CAAM's 2013 exhibition "Soul Stirring: African American Self-Taught Artists from the South" and has given works to LACMA, the Smithsonian's American Art Museum, and Atlanta's High Museum.
In recent years the CAAM has become a significant venue for contemporary art. The permanent collection has focused on California artists. With the Bailey gift the museum will be able to offer a much-expanded presentation of Southern and self-taught art.
|Robert Howell, Critter, 1980s. Photo courtesy California African American Museum|
|Purvis Young, Dudes Talking, 1990s. Photo courtesy California African American Museum|
|Leroy Almon, Of Two Worlds, c. 1995. Photo courtesy California African American Museum|