This event is open to Collectors Circle members only.
Please RSVP to Raquel Iglesias
Patric McCoy began collecting contemporary African American art 46 years ago and has amassed a collection of over 1300 pieces, 90% of which were made by Chicago artists. In 2003 he co-founded Diasporal Rhythms a not-for-profit 501(c)3 arts organization comprised of informed and passionate art collectors from Chicago’s African American communities. The organization promotes the collection of art works by living artists of African descent by sponsoring exhibitions, seminars, studio visits and home tours of collections that showcase the artists being collected in the African American communities. He is presently serving as President of Diasporal Rhythms and often speaks on the importance of art collecting in African American communities.
Recently, McCoy retired from a 28-year career as an environmental scientist in the Air and Radiation Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Office in Chicago. He was a National Expert in identifying and enforcing strategies for minimizing pollutants from petroleum refining facilities. He has a BA in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and an MA in Environmental Science from Governors State University.
Image: Patric in his Kenwood home.