CARROLL HARRIS SIMMS: NATIONAL BLACK ART COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION
This exhibition program was originally named the Biennial Southwest Black Art Competition and Exhibition. It was established in 1976 at the African American Museum. The purpose of this exhibition program is to expand the Museum’s distinguished fine art collection and to provide black artists a venue to display their work. In 1999, the African American Museum Board of Trustees renamed the Biennial Southwest Black Art Competition and Exhibition the Carroll Harris Simms National Black Art Competition and Exhibition. The competition and exhibition attract artists nationally of African American descent.