Cinque Gallery

The Cinque Gallery was an artist run space in New York that displayed and supported the work of African American artists. It was founded in 1969 by artists Romare Bearden, Ernest Crichlow, and Norman Lewis. It closed in 2004.[1] The gallery was known for nurturing a mutually supportive community of artists.[2] It was named after Sengbe Pieh, also known as Joseph Cinqué, who led a rebellion in 1839 aboard La Amistad, a Spanish ship that transported enslaved people.[3]

The gallery presented the work of around 450 artists over the course of its history.[2]


  1. ^ "Cinque Gallery records". Retrieved 2022-04-13.
  2. ^ a b "Special Exhibition: "Creating Community. Cinque Gallery Artists"". The Art Students League. Retrieved 2022-04-13.
  3. ^ "Cassie Packard on "Creating Community: Cinque Gallery Artists"". Retrieved 2022-04-13.