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African American Art

"A Subtlety"

Mona R. Washington | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts
Mona R. Washington

Outside the venue, a very long line winds down and around several blocks. Art aficionados wait patiently in the sun. Inside, the exhibition visitors wander and wonder. THE MARVELOUS SUGAR BABY regally inhabits the space.

Richard Stuart Perkins Discusses Race, Photography and Throwing Men Over His Shoulder (NSFW PHOTOS)

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 05.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Richard Stuart Perkins makes for an easy interview. I had the pleasure of sitting down with the filmmaker and photographer recently. He's talented, sweet, and charming. (It's a shame you don't get to hear his contagious laugh.) We touched on some heavy and important topics.

Trove Of Artifacts Trumpets African-American Triumphs

NPR | Posted 11.27.2013 | Black Voices

Seventeen-year-old Tonisha Owens stared wide-eyed at the faded script on an 1854 letter. It was once carried by another 17-year-old — a slave named ...

Powerful African-American Art Exhibit Arrives At Perfect Time

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices

The exhibition “Soul Stirring: African American Self-Taught Artists From the South” arrives at a troubling moment. From North Carolina to Texas...

Resisting the Whitening of Bill Traylor: Why We Should Remember the Slave and Sharecropper As Much As the Artist

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Putting Traylor at the forefront of the mid-20th century African-American context for art today seems an act of reclamation that, in addition to restoring the African-American artistic heritage, also dispels the unfortunate aura of Outsiderism,

The Art Of Being African-American

www.jsonline.com | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices

What does it mean to be a contemporary artist and an African-American today? What does it mean to ask such questions in Milwaukee in 2013? These ar...

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.

Kara Walker Addresses Art and Controversy at the Newark Public Library

Jessica Kramer | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Jessica Kramer

Kara Walker is no stranger to controversy. On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the African-American visual artist addressed a room of more than 100 people in New Jersey's Newark Public Library to talk about her work and its most recent firestorm.

A Renaissance Man in Teaneck, NJ

Danielle M. Bennett | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
Danielle M. Bennett

Moses Groves was not always an artist. As a bass, baritone, and second tenor, he recorded with Little Jimmy and The Tops. The group eventually disbanded. A future filled with life, love, and art intertwined would ensue for this passionate artist.

Change: On Kehinde Wiley's 'An Economy of Grace' at Sean Kelly

Bobby Elliott | Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts
Bobby Elliott

On the surface, "An Economy of Grace" is a well-timed game-changer for painter Kehinde Wiley. After making a name for himself by exclusively painting men, "An Economy of Grace" presents Wiley's first series of portraits featuring women.

From The Cotton Fields To The Art Gallery

Posted 03.20.2012 | Arts

When most artists were in art school, Winfred Rembert was working on a chain gang. He was serving time in a Georgia prison after being arrested at a c...

Are Sales of African American Art Picking Up or in Decline?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

The fate of sales devoted to African American artists, such as those at Swann and Leslie Hindman, may become unnecessary as more auction houses include these artists in their American art sales.

Owens' Anthology Spotlights African-American Art

MutualArt | Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

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Laylah Ali: "It's Not An Escapist Fantasy."

Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts

Laylah Ali creates images which are as simple as comic books and as complex and hieroglyphics. Their flat, cartoonish aesthetic sharply contrasts the...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Three Generations Of Detroit Artists Show Work At New Exhibit

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.17.2012 | Detroit

As activity swirls at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the institution's busiest day of the y...

Now Dig Kellie Jones Talking About Art and Black Los Angeles: Part 2

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 03.13.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

I recently visited an art exhibit chronicling the legacy of art in Black Los Angeles. The show is called "Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, " and I sat down to speak with the curator of the exhibit, Kellie Jones. Here's the second part of that conversation.

Now Dig Kellie Jones Talking About Art and Black Los Angeles

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 03.10.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

I recently visited an art exhibit chronicling the legacy of art in Black Los Angeles. The show is at the UCLA Hammer Museum and is called "Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980." I sat down to speak with the curator of the exhibit, Kellie Jones.

Now Dig This: Charles White

Peter Clothier | Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts
Peter Clothier

He was not only an extraordinarily gifted artist who produced powerfully moving works of art; he was also an important pioneer who inspired a generation of young black artists to believe that they, too, had something of urgent importance to say.

The Bearden Project: A Family Affair

Bobby Elliott | Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts
Bobby Elliott

2011-12-07-Screenshot20111207at9.44.58AM.jpg New York's centennial celebration of Romare Bearden has found its heart at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Kiss & Tell: Performance Art At MoMA PS1

Christopher Y. Lew | Posted 01.18.2012 | Arts
Christopher Y. Lew

The near-impossible can happen in performance art. Chris Burden was famously shot in the arm for one performance, the late Italian artist Gino de Domi...

The Transformative Power of African-American Artists

Juanita Moore | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Juanita Moore

African-American art has been and can continue to be a catalyst in Detroit, home to many of the country's largest and most significant individually owned African-American art collections.

PHOTOS: Exhibitions Celebrate Evolution Of African Art

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

(Via MutualArt) Much like the leaves of autumn, the face of America is ever-changing. And this is also true for the art world, which reflects back ...

Guess The Artist: Answer Revealed!

The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka | Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts

Yesterday we showed you this artwork and asked you to guess the artist. Nearly half of you correctly guessed Romare Bearden. Bearden was born on th...

Guess The Artist Who Created This American Flag: ANSWER

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

Yesterday we showed you an image of this artwork and asked you to guess the American artist, but only a third of you correctly identified the artist a...

Guess The American Artist

Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts

Well-known for their engagement with civil rights and the Black Power movement, this African American artist created this version of the American flag...