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Artists Who Explore The Beauty Of The Aging Body | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.24.2015 | Arts

Wrinkles, lines, scars, spots. There are many ways time leaves its mark on the human body. Mainstream culture typically dreads the aging process and a...

The Artist Project at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kalup Linzy | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

For one year, the museum will invite 100 artists -- local, national and global -- to choose individual works of art or galleries that spark our imaginations. There will be five seasons, and I am very excited to be a participant in one of the upcoming seasons!

Why Mickalene Thomas Is Art History's Plastic Surgeon

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.26.2014 | Arts

We like to think of Mickalene Thomas as an interior decorator of art history. Instead of delving into some drab real estate as a fixer upper, she sets...

Mickalene Thomas' Mother And Muse

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.21.2014 | Arts

If you know the name Mickalene Thomas, you're familiar with the artist's iconic brand of glammed-up, glittering portraits, rendering beautiful black w...

13 Of The Most Influential Black Artists Today

Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

The following artists address race in a variety of ways through their work -- some spark a dialogue in relation to the artistic cannon, others with ge...

Is Jay-Z The Art World's New Tilda?

Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts

First Marina Abramovic wooed celebrities to MoMA with her icy stare (ahem, James Franco and Jemima Kirke). Then Tilda Swinton made the New York City a...

All Hail The High Priestess Of Prints!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.13.2013 | Black Voices

No one rocks prints like Solange Knowles and the singer/DJ/model/bff-in-our-head proved that point once again this week in a set of eye-catching looks...

The Jack Of Diamonds Is...

Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts

HuffPost Arts&Culture is celebrating Women's History Month with the help of our favorite artists -- female artists, of course. Every day of March we'r...

WATCH: A Sneak Peek At The Making Of Solange's 'Losing You' Video

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.27.2012 | Black Voices

Solange Knowles is finally get back to her music roots. Don't get us wrong, its been great watching the 26-year-old DJ at the hottest parties, lan...

You Like It, You Like It Not

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Reading responses to Art Talk, my weekly radio show, is one of the pleasures and privileges of speaking my mind to such an engaged audience.

Happy Birthday, Gustave Courbet!

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.10.2012 | Arts

We can think of few artists who embody the spirit of unbridled liberty and personal conviction better than Gustave Courbet. The rugged, bohemian paint...

The Vagina Dialogues

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The career of any artist of distinction is always full of battles, many of them won, some of them inevitably lost. I would like to know what you think of this exhibition of Mickalene Thomas and her risky dialogue with Big Boys of art's past.

'Origin of the Universe' Takes On Art History Greats

Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts

Mickalene Thomas' works range from paintings of fractured interior spaces to thought-provoking riffs on famous works of art, yet her themes remain con...

MTV Brings Back "Art Breaks"

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Just when we thought MTV was nothing but "Jersey Shore" reruns, they do something to make us remember the halcyon days when the station actually matte...

Care Bears and My Little Pony: Shinique Smith's Brooklyn Treasure Trove

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

Shinique Smith, Twilights Compendium, 2009 Surface Value III, 2007 I visited artist Shinique Smith at her studio just before she left for Miami to ...

BLOG WATCH > Robert Ayers In Conversation With Artist Mickalene Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

No one walking along West 53rd Street on the way to MoMA this summer can miss Mickalene Thomas's remarkable installation Le dejeuner sur l'herbe: Les ...

Jason Wu, Thakoon Panichgul Celebrate Glamour's 70th Anniversary (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The Glamour Project art exhibit celebrated Glamour magazine's 70th Anniversary with a dinner hosted by editor-in-chief Cindi Leive and Senior Vice Pre...