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PAFA Has Acquired a Confederate Flag. Artist Sonya Clark is 'Unraveling' it Nov. 4

PAFA Has Acquired a Confederate Flag. Artist Sonya Clark is ‘Unraveling’ it Nov. 4

In September, PAFA acquired “Unraveling” (2015-ongoing) by Sonya Clark for $17,000. The artist is deconstructing (or “unraveling”) the Confederate flag on Nov. 4. | Courtesy Sonya Clark   THE FATE OF CONFEDERATE STATUES in public spaces. NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem. America’s complicated history with race and views about protest are...
At Blanton Museum in Austin, Local Patrons 'Crowdsource' Historic Purchase

At Blanton Museum in Austin, Local Patrons ‘Crowdsource’ Historic Purchase

SONYA CLARK, “Madam C. J. Walker,” 2008 (combs). | Collection of Blanton Museum of Art   THE BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART is reinstalling its permanent collection. When the second-floor gallery spaces reopen on Feb. 12, works by African American artists will be among the standout attractions. The collection exhibition features new acquisitions and holdings that...
Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art - Mark Bradford Designs ICA LA Logo, Sanford Biggers Joins Marianne Boesky Gallery

Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art – Mark Bradford Designs ICA LA Logo, Sanford Biggers Joins Marianne Boesky Gallery

  RETROSPECTIVE is a review of the latest news and happenings related to visual art by and about people of African descent, with the occasional nod to cultural matters. This week, Mark Bradford designed a museum logo; Sanford Biggers joined a new gallery; and Ralph Lemon was recognized with a dance award. New exhibitions opened...
Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art - Camille Ann Brewer Joins GWU Textile Museum, Rosa Parks House Considered Art

Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art – Camille Ann Brewer Joins GWU Textile Museum, Rosa Parks House Considered Art

RETROSPECTIVE is a review of the latest news and happenings related to visual art by and about people of African descent, with the occasional nod to cultural matters. This week, highlights include the announcement that the Detroit home of Rosa Parks will be repurposed as art; plans for a new museum in Nigeria and assessments...
Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art - Willie Cole's Work is Helping to School KU Students

Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art – Willie Cole’s Work is Helping to School KU Students

RETROSPECTIVE is a review of the latest news and happenings related to art by and about people of African descent. This week, highlights include news that timed entry tickets for the Sept. 24 grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., will be released starting this morning; an...
Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art - Large Donations Continue at Smithsonian African American Museum

Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art – Large Donations Continue at Smithsonian African American Museum

  RETROSPECTIVE is a review of the latest news and happenings related to art by and about people of African descent. This week, highlights include the departure of the director of El Museo del Barrio; a network of public librarians and a collective black women artists rallying in support of Black Lives Matter; and announcements...
Commencement 2015: African American Artists Bestow Wisdom on Graduates

Commencement 2015: African American Artists Bestow Wisdom on Graduates

LIKENING ARTISTS TO SUPER HEROES, Los Angeles-based artist Alison Saar offered an animated message of encouragement at the Maryland Institute of College of Art (MICA) undergraduate commencement on May 18. “In our studios…our super hero persona emerges, determined to save the day, with the desire to make this world a better place through our creative...
Today is Election Day, Vote with Your Art

Today is Election Day, Vote with Your Art

ACROSS THE COUNTRY TODAY, voters are casting ballots in the mid-term elections. Congressional seats, state offices and local initiatives, including arts funding, are up for consideration. Nationwide, President Obama’s handling of ISIS and Ebola is overshadowing fundamental economic issues, though politics remains mostly local. The most competitive states where outcomes will determine the balance of...
A Tale of Two Flags: Sonya Clark at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

A Tale of Two Flags: Sonya Clark at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

SONYA CLARK STIRS HISTORY and explores cultural meaning using human hair and all of its heavy and joyous symbolism. The artist describes hair as power, the essence of identity and a marker of chronology, wisdom and adornment. Her “Black Hair Flag” is currently on view in the “Posing Beauty in African American Culture” exhibition at...