Photo: Emily Johnston for  Artsy

Photo: Emily Johnston for Artsy

The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection features a range of contemporary artworks in all media. African-American artists predominate, with a special emphasis on emerging voices of the last 25 years. Represented in the collection are: Kevin Beasley, Jordan Casteel, Ellen Gallagher, Leslie Hewitt, Rashid Johnson, Deana Lawson, Tony Lewis, Eric N. Mack, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Narcisisster, Jennifer Packer, Christina Quarles, LaToya Ruby-Frazier, Henry Taylor, Mickalene Thomas, and Kara Walker. The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection will be the subject of a book and traveling exhibition Young, Gifted, and Black beginning in the fall of 2019.

Bernard Lumpkin's committment to emerging artists is part of a broader mission of artist advocacy and institutional support. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Board of Trustees of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Additionally, he serves on the Painting and Sculpture Committee at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Media and Performance Art Committee at the Museum of Modern Art. Mr. Lumpkin is actively engaged in a dialogue with curators and educators around issues of diversity and inclusion in the contemporary art world. He has also lectured on contemporary art at The New School in New York City, advised public and private organizations on collecting and patronage, and participated in discussion panels at art fairs, auction houses, and universities. Mr. Lumpkin was educated at Yale (B.A.) and Harvard (M.A., Ph.D.).

The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection has been featured in numerous publications, including: The New York Times, The Art Newspaper, Out Magazine, Artsy, Artspace, and Culture Type.



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Photo: Darius Garvin

Photo: Darius Garvin

Antwaun Sargent is a writer and critic living in New York. He has contributed articles to the New York Times, Vogue, The New Yorker, the New York Review of Books and various essays to gallery and museum publications. He has curated exhibitions at Aperture Foundation and Jenkins Johnson Projects. His first book, The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, is out this October from Aperture.


Photo: Priest Fontaine Batten

Photo: Priest Fontaine Batten

Matt Wycoff is an artist, woodworker, and writer living in Brooklyn and Stephentown, New York. For the past ten years he has also worked as collection curator for the Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection. Wycoff is a MacDowell Fellow, and has been the recipient of studio fellowships at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha) and The Urban Culture Project (Kansas City). Recent exhibitions of his work include Derek Eller Gallery (New York), Vanity Projects (New York and Miami), Joan (Los Angeles) and Kijidome (Boston). More of his work can be seen at mattwycoff.com.