Title: Front cover of Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life, July 1926 | Image Designed by African American Writer & Artist, Gwendolyn Bennett. | Image Courtesy, From The New York Public Library Public Domain.

A Curated Syllabi is an African American series created and published by ART | library deco, dedicated to Black women writers and writers that are artists. Each syllabi is designed to help students, faculty, and life-long learners become more familiarized with the work of each noted African American writer featured in the curation. Each issue is tailored to the writer’s spirit, has a comprehensive syllabus as a guide about their work, and features creative nostalgia. The curated series is published quarterly.


ART | library deco, sweet as the moment when art went “Pop”, is an online African American digital art library, documenting the visual experience of art and literature through the eyes of various artists and institutions in the United States and abroad. The digital art library was created in May 2013, as a graduate-student project by kYmberly Keeton, M.L.S., Founder and Art Library Curator. The digital art library features archived exhibitions and collections, art history notes, news, events and reviews. Moreover, students, faculty, and lifelong learners have access to an online comprehensive African American art libguide and the opportunity to to take two accredited art courses offered through the library. Additionally, once a month literary readers have the opportunity to access free audio, physical, and online digital e-books. The digital art library is updated monthly with new content.