ABOUT WITHERS COLLECTION MUSEUM AND GALLERY AND DR. ERNEST C. WITHERSLocated at 333 Beale Street, in the late Dr. Ernest C. Withers' last photography studio and the building that was named in his honor in 1995, the Withers Collection Museum and Gallery is 7,000 square feet of Memphis history. In February 2011, The Withers Collection opened its doors to the public, inviting everyone to see what Dr. Withers had accomplished. In his more than 60-year career, Dr. Withers accumulated a collection of an estimated 1.8 million photographs which includes images of key Civil Rights Movement events, music, politics, sports, and lifestyle and can be seen, captured in their elements, in beautiful black and white photographs at the Withers Collection Museum and Gallery. His works have been featured in touring exhibits and shows around the world. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. currently displays more than 75 of Withers' images. For his life's work, Dr. Withers was elected to the Black Press Hall of Fame and received an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts College of Art. The Withers Collection is the largest family-owned photographic collection taken by one individual. Withers Collection Museum and Gallery includes a main gallery, a music gallery, and a special events space in our studio lounge. It is the only authorized source for licensing Ernest C. Withers' photographs. To learn more, please visit www.witherscollection.org.
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