Best of Boston

1996 Best Gifts, African American

Treasured Legacy

Rosalyn Elder opened this gallery/bookshop almost four years ago to make African American culture both approachable and affordable, and to foster a sense of artistic heritage that had been lacking in the community. Elder offers reproductions by such celebrated African American artists as Romare Nearden and Jacob Lawrence, as well as handmade wares form Africa and original art by local artist. There’s also a great selection of African American books, toys, games, and note cards; the store is both an inspiration and an education.

Coplely Place/The Dartmouth Street Shops, Boston, 617-424-8717,