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Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence Migration Series at MOMA

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 08.21.2015 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

At age 23 Jacob Lawrence undertook this encompassing and ambitious series. The tradition of narrative history painting, the highest ideal of European painting since Giotto, but largely dormant since the early 1800's, had been revived in the contemporary mural cycles of Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco.

Jacob Lawrence's 1941 Paintings Spark Talk About Racial Injustice Today

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts

Art museums may seem like the guardians of the past, but they are also the provocateurs of the present, harnessing cultural artifacts to challenge --...

Hidden Gems and Unforgotten Histories: America Is Hard to See at the New Whitney

MutualArt | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts

While it skews predictably toward a New York-centric perspective, it succeeds in many ways by introducing the works of lesser-known or hitherto marginalized artists alongside canonical classics.

Jesse Jackson Opens Up On The Legacy Of Jacob Lawrence

Christie's | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

Nearly two years to the day after Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., TIME magazine published a cover story for its April 6, 19...

On Michael Rosenfeld's Benny Andrews: There Must Be a Heaven

Bobby Elliott | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts
Bobby Elliott

Although Andrews has become known for his later images, which were typically easier and lighter, the strength of There Must Be a Heaven lies in showing how long it took for Andrews to get to a place of peace.

Political Art Timeline, 1945-1966: Postwar Art of the Left

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-12-03-Screenshot20111203at10.01.48AM.pngMost demarcations of historical epochs are necessarily vague. Not this one.

Emergency Relief Funds Help Artists in Dire Need

Daniel Grant | Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

A high percentage of artists and craftspeople have no health or studio insurance, creating a small margin for any type of sickness or accident that may occur.

Splitting With One's Dealer May Feel Like a Divorce

Daniel Grant | Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

The arts are more and more described as a business, yet so many artists and dealers refer to their relationship as a marriage. Similar to romantic lin...

Guess The Artist

The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka | Posted 10.31.2011 | Arts

We've taken a bit of a break with this feature, but we figured with the back-to-school spirit in full swing, now is the perfect time to teach you a li...

Dr. Leslie King Hammond's Artistic Vitality (VIDEO)

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Timothy Cooper

With all of Dr. King-Hammond's success, nothing may bring her more satisfaction then the gift of spreading the love that art can bring to one's life. This is something the doctor can attest to first hand.