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Arts, Culture, & Education around the African American Experience, is who we are! The formation of an art gallery focusing on African American art and artists in Greensboro evolved from a long standing dream of Greensboro resident and nationally acclaimed artist-educator the late Eva Hamlin Miller. In 1982, Miller opened and operated the Z Gallery in Greensboro for five years in the dental office of her late husband, Dr. WLT Miller.

In 1990, Eva Hamlin Miller and her former student Alma Adams conceived the idea of establishing a non-profit, professional art gallery (African American Atelier, Inc.) in the Greensboro Cultural Center. “Atelier”, French for “artist studio” seeks to: promote an awareness, appreciation and sensitivity to the arts and culture of African Americans; educate and train in the visual arts; and work in harmony with other ethnic groups.