malcolm brown GALLERY

Rhonda’s parents Ernestine and Malcolm Brown had a vision in the late 70’s. It was to introduce African-American artists, past and present, to the midwest.

Few art dealers on both coasts specialized in showing the work of African American artists but Malcolm and Ernestine Brown decided to open the Malcolm Brown Gallery in 1980 with a full roster of African-American artists in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Shaker Heights.

The gallery did much to restore lost pages in the history of American art and introduced a whole community of thriving artist, collectors, museums, and organizations.

After 30 years of being open, 1980 - 2011, the gallery closed, but the Brown family continues to buy and sell work privately.