On September 9, 2015, we partnered with Swann Galleries and the Cave Canem Foundation to present Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo, who paid tribute to the life and work of Maya Angelou on the occasion of the opening exhibit of her private art collection. Angelou’s collection includes over fifty works of modern and contemporary art by African American artists with whom she had long-standing relationships throughout her life. 

Listen to Gregory Pardlo’s tribute to Maya Angelou, and take a look The Art Collection of Maya Angelou, the public auction of which took place on September 15, 2015.