Blog / Grant Hill: Renaissance Man

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By Stephanie
There’s more to Duke than just basketball. Duke alum (B.A. ’94) and NBA star Grant Hill reminds us of this on the latest video of Oprah’s Master Class series. Hill, who is a major collector of African American art, discusses the power of art to inspire us and to connect us to our roots, focusing on how this is particularly true for African Americans looking at work created by them and for them. To spread this message, Grant organized a tour of his art collection, “Something All Our Own: The Grant Hill Collection.” The tour culminated in an exhibition at the Nasher Museum in 2006 and featured some of the most renowned and beloved African American artists of the 20th Century, including Romare Bearden and Elizabeth Catlett. Now, Hill shows us once again the power and beauty of African American art on Oprah’s Master Class.

Watch Grant Hill talk about his art and his heritage. Also visit websites for the Nasher Museum and Grant Hill to learn more about the exhibition and his collection.

IMAGE: Photo of Grant Hill at the Nasher Museum in 2006. Photo by Duke Photography.

 

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