January 2021 marks the eighth year since I was asked to become Principal Curator. I have resigned from that position. During my tenure, PFF Collection has become nationally recognized for its principled ways of doing business, the diverse but organic consolidation of African American art of the 20th and 21st century, and its willingness to partner with art institutions, museums large and regional – including an HBCU.
The AACCNJ recently honored Jim Petrucci at its Corporate Awards Dinner hosted on October 17, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Princeton. The partnership between the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ), Petrucci Family Foundation (PFF), and the School Board of Irvington New Jersey began in 2017 with the launch of the I AM Leadership Program…
PFF commissioned acclaimed portrait artist Mario Moore to paint a legendary member of the Princeton Football Family – Henry “Hank” Towns. Jim Petrucci’s relationship with Hank goes back to 1982 as a freshman football player at Princeton and Hank has been an important presence in his life ever since.
This spring, Charles E. Williams came to our area for a visit. During his stay, PFF arranged for him to give an artist’s talk to student-athletes at Irvington High School in NJ. He shared with them some of his experiences as an athlete and artist.
PFF Collection was recently featured in the Portland Art Museum’s 125th Anniversary video. Check out PFF Curator Berrisford Boothe and famed artist Mickalene Thomas share some thoughts on the Portland Art Museum’s impact (section starts at 5:37 sec).
Last month PFF curator Berrisford Boothe traveled to North Carolina to visit a number of fantastic artists, among them the great James McMillan who we had the pleasure of visiting with last year, as well as up and coming artists Charles E. Williams, Stephen Hayes, and Steven Cozart. To say it was an enlightening experience […]
Last week the website Black Art In America featured dear friend and artist Barbara Bullock. A collection of images and interview excerpts, the feature gives a larger, national audience an intimate glimpse of this incredible woman’s genius and warmth. Take a minute to listen to her thoughts and enjoy photos of her vibrant studio on […]