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Black Radical Women: This Spring, Several Group Shows Bring Together Works by African American Female Artists

Black Radical Women: This Spring, Several Group Shows Bring Together Works by African American Female Artists

  NEARLY 40 YEARS AGO, the College Art Association’s National Women’s Caucus for Art planned an exhibition featuring works by “Afro-American” women artists. Co-curated by Emily Martin and Tritobia Benjamin (1944-2014), an art historian and professor at Howard University, the show was to be presented at CAA’s 1979 annual conference in Washington, D.C. Forty-six artists—including...
Where My Girls At?: 28+ Opportunities to See and Support the Work of Black Female Artists and Curators This Fall

Where My Girls At?: 28+ Opportunities to See and Support the Work of Black Female Artists and Curators This Fall

Works by Alma Thomas, Simone Leigh, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye   IT WAS A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM, a celebration of two important women in art—Alma Thomas (1891-1978) and Thelma Golden. The artist and the director of the Studio Museum in Harlem were both born Sept. 22. Thomas would have been 125. To mark the milestone,...
Culture Talk: New Orleans Gallery Owner Stella Jones on 20 Years in the Art Business

Culture Talk: New Orleans Gallery Owner Stella Jones on 20 Years in the Art Business

Gallery owner Stella Jones with “Haiti Demain,” 1987 (mixed-media collage on canvas) by Lois Mailou Jones. | Photo by Victoria L. Valentine   NEW ORLEANS — FOR TWO DECADES, the Central Business District in New Orleans has been home to Stella Jones Gallery. It’s the namesake of a doctor, who turned her passion for collecting...