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Summer Shows: 25 Noteworthy Exhibitions Feature Black Artists

Summer Shows: 25 Noteworthy Exhibitions Feature Black Artists

THIS SUMMER, MAJOR CITIES are presenting major exhibitions featuring the work of important African American artists. In greater Detroit, Nick Cave (shown above) is staging pop-up performances showcasing his mesmerizing Soundsuits in conjunction with a museum exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum, his first in Michigan. In New York, the Studio Museum in Harlem is...
Spring Openings: 28 New Exhibitions Feature Black Artists

Spring Openings: 28 New Exhibitions Feature Black Artists

THIS SPRING MARKS THE OPENING of a number of notable exhibitions featuring work by African and African American artists. In Los Angeles, William Pope.L’s largest-ever museum presentation is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. In New York, a comprehensive overview of colorful works by Alma Thomas is at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery,...
25 Exhibitions for Your Winter 2015 Agenda

25 Exhibitions for Your Winter 2015 Agenda

THIS WINTER IS PROVING TO BE UNPREDICTABLE, with massive snow expected one week and relatively mild temperatures the next. On the art front, the forecast this season is more reliable with a robust slate of exhibitions, from New York, San Francisco and Ontario to London and Munich, featuring a range of modern and contemporary black...
New Year, New Art: What to Look Forward to in 2015

New Year, New Art: What to Look Forward to in 2015

WITH A NEW YEAR UNDERWAY and a promising selection of new books, exhibitions and events on the horizon, here is what is on my radar, what I am most looking forward to in 2015: “Represent: 200 Years of African American Art,” a sweeping new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Jan. 10 – April...
In New York for the Holidays? 17 Exhibitions for Your Agenda

In New York for the Holidays? 17 Exhibitions for Your Agenda

NOTHING BEATS SPENDING THE HOLIDAYS in New York City and the best way to avoid the clutch of shoppers is to sneak away and take in some art. All around Manhattan, from the New Museum, where British-born Chris Ofili’s first solo exhibition at a major U.S. museum is on view, to the Metropolitan Museum of...
American Masters: 7 Exhibitions Feature Important 20th Century Artists Who Broke Barriers

American Masters: 7 Exhibitions Feature Important 20th Century Artists Who Broke Barriers

JACOB LAWRENCE COMPLETED “The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture,” his first series of historic narrative paintings in 1938. It was the same year Talladega College commissioned Hale Woodruff to paint a series of murals depicting the Amistad uprising. Both projects document pivotal moments in black diasporic history and demonstrate the immense talent of important 20th century...
Art Agenda: Chris Ofili Opens at New Museum, Barbara Chase-Riboud, George Clinton, Gary Simmons

Art Agenda: Chris Ofili Opens at New Museum, Barbara Chase-Riboud, George Clinton, Gary Simmons

ART AGENDA LISTS UPCOMING EVENTS, EXHIBITION OPENINGS AND TALKS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN BLACK ART Prospect 3 New Orleans | Oct. 25, 2014 – Jan. 25, 2015 The first full week of Prospect 3 is underway with a full agenda of talks and events in addition to exhibitions. Exploring the theme “Notes for Now,” the...
Art Agenda: Prospect New Orleans, ART21 Premieres on PBS, David Adjaye at Harvard

Art Agenda: Prospect New Orleans, ART21 Premieres on PBS, David Adjaye at Harvard

ART AGENDA LISTS UPCOMING EVENTS, EXHIBITION OPENINGS AND TALKS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN BLACK ART Ongoing | Brooklyn, N.Y.: “Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond,” a major survey of more than 100 works by 35 Brooklyn-based artists and collectives, includes Linda Goode Bryant and Project EATS, Aisha Cousins, Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison, Shantell...
London Calling: 6 Must-See UK Exhibitions Featuring Black Artists

London Calling: 6 Must-See UK Exhibitions Featuring Black Artists

HEADED TO LONDON? Frieze, Frieze Masters and the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair likely top your list of things to do, but make certain exploring the gallery scene is a priority too. A group of highly regarded black artists is currently showing in London galleries and art spaces. Six must-see solo exhibitions featuring British artist...
Art Agenda: 1:54 African Art Fair, El Anatsui, Carrie Mae Weems, Archibald Motley, LaToya Ruby Frazier and more

Art Agenda: 1:54 African Art Fair, El Anatsui, Carrie Mae Weems, Archibald Motley, LaToya Ruby Frazier and more

ART AGENDA LISTS UPCOMING EVENTS, EXHIBITION OPENINGS AND TALKS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN BLACK ART New: “Color: Real and Imagined” features a selection of Carrie Mae Weems‘s work over the past 30 years are on view at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London from Oct. 10 to Nov. 15, 2014. Sunday, Oct. 12: Honoring the 90th...
On the Road Again: 8 Must-See Traveling Exhibitions

On the Road Again: 8 Must-See Traveling Exhibitions

THE MESMERIZING, STRANGE AND FANTASTIC WORLD envisioned by Wangechi Mutu is on full display at the Block Museum in Evanston, Ill. If you missed “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey” at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum or the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, it recently opened on the campus of Northwestern...
Art Agenda | Sept. 15-21, 2014

Art Agenda | Sept. 15-21, 2014

ART AGENDA LISTS UPCOMING EVENTS, must-see exhibition openings and interesting talks happening this week in black art. There are myriad activities across the nation from San Diego, Chicago and Minneapolis, to Boston, New York and Washington D.C. Today’s edition features “Funk, God, Jazz, Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn,” Rashid Johnson’s production of “Dutchman,” Phillips “Under the...
Art Agenda | Sept. 8-14, 2014

Art Agenda | Sept. 8-14, 2014

ART AGENDA LISTS UPCOMING EVENTS, must-see exhibition openings and interesting talks happening this week in black art. Today’s edition features a Carrie Mae Weems talk in Brooklyn, a conversation with Nick Cave about his new monograph, exhibitions featuring Chakaia Booker, Kehinde Wiley, Derrick Adams, Fahamou Pecou and more: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 DEADLINE for Johnson...
Fall Preview: The Season's 16 Most-Anticipated Art Exhibitions

Fall Preview: The Season’s 16 Most-Anticipated Art Exhibitions

THE NEW EXHIBITION SEASON IS UNDERWAY and fall’s most anticipated museum and gallery shows are opening soon. In the coming months, 16 exhibitions will feature highly regarded and innovative black artists working across a range of mediums. Chris Ofili’s first major solo museum exhibition in the United States opens at the New Museum on Oct....