Halima Taha is an art professional whose curatorial, art advisory, gallery, appraisal, strategic planning, writing, and management services develop corporate, not-for-profit, academic, and civic programs and audiences. She is best known for her groundbreaking bestseller, Collecting African American Art: Works on Paper and Canvas, the first book to validate collecting fine art, printmaking, and photography by Americans of African descent as viable assets and commodities in the market. It was also used as a choice PBS membership incentive, raising three times its fundraising goal. In addition, her work provided the Foundation, in conjunction with the historic National Black Fine Art Show (1997-2009), to cultivate and educate the market, enabling Swann Galleries to successfully establish the first African-American auction category within an international arena since 2008. Her work also catalyzed significant museums to pursue African-American art collections for exhibition within the last 25 years worldwide.
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