QUEEN: From the Collection of CCH Pounder

Celebrating Black Womanhood.


Featuring artwork by Africans, African-Americans, and artists from other parts of the Diaspora, the pieces on display in QUEEN are drawn from the personal collection of award-winning actress CCH Pounder, and span a range of styles and mediums. 


Harmonia Rosales, Birth of Oshun

Over the course of her long and distinguished career, Emmy-nominated Guyanese-American actress CCH Pounder has made a name for herself in more than just one discipline: her talents extend to the world of art collecting, too.

Featuring sculptures, paintings, and mixed media works by such luminaries as Betye and Alison Saar, Kehinde Wiley, and countless others. Pounder's robust collection celebrates black "feminine beauty, identity, and power," says a past review from New Orleans' Times-Picayune.

Distinguished Collector

CCH Pounder has over 100 film and TV credits to her name, as well as 4 Emmy Award nominations.

Renowned Artists

Harmonia Rosales, Betye Saar, Kehinde Wiley (painter of President Obama's official portrait), and others appear in Pounder's collection.

  • A quick look at the exhibition

    This collection grapples with themes of representation, as well as the power of black womanhood, through a range of artistic styles. Experience CCH Pounder's collection today.
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