What the Memphis Grizzlies locker room and the National Portrait Gallery have in common

Elliot Perry brings significant works of original African-American art to an unlikely place

By Published: February 27, 2019 6:08 PM CT

Why are original works from major African-American artists such as Kehinde Wiley, Carrie Mae Weems, and Ernie Barnes hanging in the Grizzlies locker room? Because of Elliot Perry. 

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Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollentine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.


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