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The Times-Picayune visits Newcombe Art Gallery where, as a part of Prospect 3 New Orleans, British artist Hew Locke‘s black rope drawings (above), dangling with beads that conjure Mardi Gras are on view. Read Article

St. Louis Public Radio covers a selection of new African American art exhibitions on view in the city, including “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” a direct response to the Michael Brown killing organized by the Alliance of Black Gallery owners and on view at 14 venues; “Other Ways” at Philip Slein Gallery featuring than 60 works from local private collections by artists such as Radcliffe Bailey, Dawoud Bey, Mark Bradford, Ellen Gallagher, Kara Walker and Kehinde Wiley; “Living Like Kings” at the World Chess Hall of Fame explores the intersection of chess and hip hop; and a presentation of Nick Cave‘s Sound Suits at the St. Louis Art Museum opening Oct. 31. Listen to Story

Okwui EnwezorArtReview, the British-based international art magazine, publishes its 2014 Power List. The ranking of the most influential figures in the art world includes just three black people, all men—Okwui Enwezor (No. 24, at left), curator of the 2015 Venice Biennale and director of the Haus der Kunst museum in Munich, Germany; British artist/filmmaker Steve McQueen (No. 39); and Chicago artist Theaster Gates (No. 44). See List

In a lengthy Q&A, Artsy talks with ArtReview editor-in-chief Mark Rappolt about the magazine’s annually anticipated Power 100 list—the criteria used, the committee that decides who makes the cut and the inclusion of international curator Okwui Enwezor and British artist/filmmaker Steve McQueen. Read Interview

Carol Adams, president and CEO of the DuSable Museum of African American History is retiring at the end of the year, the Chicago Tribune reports. Read Story

Chiefly recognized for his grand-scale meticulously blurred chalk drawings of referential and symbolic cultural motifs, the Wall Street Journal reports on Gary Simmons‘s new presentations of boxing imagery in Miami and New York, as well as his participation in Prospect New Orleans. Read Article

The Atlanta Constitutional Journal reports that Grace Stanislaus, who previously led Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco and the Romare Bearden Foundation in New York has been named executive director of the National Black Arts Festival. Read Article CT

TOP IMAGE: From Prospect 3 New Orleans – Hew Locke, Details from “The Nameless,” 2010-2014 (black beads, cord, glue on cotton cloth). | Courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery, London

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