Jesse Williams’s Artist Picks

While some may recognize Jesse Williams as Dr. Avery from the ABC series Grey’s Anatomy, others know that this American actor, producer, director, and activist is also an avid contemporary art collector and curator who champions black, Afrofuturist, and emerging artists. Williams, whose mother and two younger brothers are artists, previously taught American Studies and African Studies in the Philadelphia public school system before making it in Hollywood. His production credits include the documentary Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement and Norman Lear’s America Divided series, and his 2012 transmedia exploration of African American male identity Question Bridge: Black Males was acquired into the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Brooklyn Museum. In this guest-curated collection below, discover available works by the artists who have captured Williams’s focus, from the figurative artists Henry Taylor and Robert Pruitt to the emerging talents Damien Davis and February James.

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