11/8/2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Meek-Eaton Black Archives Museum proudly presents the opening reception for the art exhibition, "Distant Places: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Aaron," Friday, November 8.
Eugene Aaron, a U.S. Army veteran, retired U.S. Foreign Service officer, art connoisseur and philanthropist is a native of Sebring, Fla. and a graduate of Florida A&M University (1966), and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business (1973). Aaron began collecting art in the United States. Later, during his travels with the Foreign Services, he began purchasing artwork in the different countries he visited. He took pride in personally knowing each of the artists whose works he collected. In 2008, 'The Eugene Aaron Art, Book and Memorabilia Collection' was established at the Meek-Eaton Black Archives. A year later, Aaron donated an impressive gift of 37 original paintings and art pieces to FAMU that included: 16 paintings from America, seven from Suriname, five from Paraguay, three from Mexico, three from Cuba and three whose ethnic origins are not identified. In addition to his alma mater, Aaron has also made art donations to other institutions, including Bethune-Cookman University (BCU).
“Distant Places: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Aaron” will open on Friday, November 8, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Meek-Eaton Black Archives and Museum, in collaboration with the 4th National Conference on African/Black Psychology. For more information please call (850) 599-3020. The Eugene Aaron exhibition will be on view from November 8, 2013 - May 8, 2014. The opening reception is free and open to the public.
Location: Meek-Eaton Black Archives and Museum
Florida A&M University
445 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, FL 32307