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On Occasion of New Exhibition 'Alma Thomas: Everything is Beautiful,' Curators and Scholars Reflect on Lesser-Known Aspects of Artist's Life and Work

On Occasion of New Exhibition ‘Alma Thomas: Everything is Beautiful,’ Curators and Scholars Reflect on Lesser-Known Aspects of Artist’s Life and Work

“Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful,” Chrysler Museum of Art   A NEW FOUR-CITY traveling exhibition offers an expansive look at the life and work of Alma Thomas (1891-1978). A pioneer in post-World War II abstraction, Thomas is arguably the earliest example of a highly regarded African American female artist working in abstraction. Best known...
Latest News in Black Art: Tau Lewis Joins Stephen Friedman Gallery, Christopher Blay Named Chief Curator at Houston African American Museum, Housing Gallery Receives Armory Show's Gramercy International Prize

Latest News in Black Art: Tau Lewis Joins Stephen Friedman Gallery, Christopher Blay Named Chief Curator at Houston African American Museum, Housing Gallery Receives Armory Show’s Gramercy International Prize

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Tau Lewis in her Brooklyn, N.Y., studio. | Photo by Flo Ngala, Courtesy National Gallery of Canada   Representation Jamaican-Canadian artist Tau Lewis is now represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery in London. Lewis makes hand-stitched,...
Art Institute of Chicago Appoints Grace Deveney Associate Curator of Photography and Media

Art Institute of Chicago Appoints Grace Deveney Associate Curator of Photography and Media

  LAST WEEK, Grace Deveney joined the Art Institute of Chicago as the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Associate Curator of Photography and Media. She is currently associate curator of Prospect.5, the contemporary art triennial in New Orleans. Deveney will serve in both roles concurrently, until she completes her tenure at the triennial, which opens...
Isolde Brielmaier Named Deputy Director of New Museum in New York

Isolde Brielmaier Named Deputy Director of New Museum in New York

  THE NEW MUSEUM IN NEW YORK announced today that Isolde Brielmaier has been named deputy director. Brielmaier brings more than two decades of museum, academic, and private sector experience to the New Museum. She is currently serving as curator at large at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. Her new appointment...
Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco Will Host First Solo Museum Exhibitions of Amoako Boafo and Billie Zangewa This Fall

Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco Will Host First Solo Museum Exhibitions of Amoako Boafo and Billie Zangewa This Fall

  THE SEMINAL TEXT OF W.E.B. DU BOIS (1868-1963) inspired the title of a forthcoming solo exhibition of Amoako Boafo. The Ghanaian-born painter grew up in Osu, where Du Bois, the author of “The Souls of Black Folk” is buried. “Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks” will be on view this fall at the Museum...
On View: 'Beautiful Disruption,' Photographer Nadine Ijewere's First-Ever Solo Exhibition at C/O Berlin

On View: ‘Beautiful Disruption,’ Photographer Nadine Ijewere’s First-Ever Solo Exhibition at C/O Berlin

  On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   THE FRESH PERSPECTIVE and imaginative eye of Nadine Ijewere have produced beautiful and novel images, bringing international attention to the rising young photographer. Known for her striking fashion portraiture, Ijewere became the first Black woman to photograph a Vogue magazine cover when she shot the cover...
Latest News in Black Art: Elvira Dyangani Ose Named Director of Barcelona Museum, Kandis Williams Wins $100K Mohn Prize, Photography Curator Oluremi C. Onabanjo Joins MoMA & More

Latest News in Black Art: Elvira Dyangani Ose Named Director of Barcelona Museum, Kandis Williams Wins $100K Mohn Prize, Photography Curator Oluremi C. Onabanjo Joins MoMA & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   From left, Elvira Dyangani Ose will head the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona and Oluremi C. Onabanjo is joining the Museum of Modern Art in New York as associate curator of photography in October....
Ngaire Blankenberg Named Director of Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art: 'My Main Priority is to Hire More BIPOC Staff in Positions of Power'

Ngaire Blankenberg Named Director of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art: ‘My Main Priority is to Hire More BIPOC Staff in Positions of Power’

  IN WASHINGTON, D.C., the Smithsonian announced Ngaire Blankenberg has joined National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) as director. She started July 6. A consultant for museums and heritage sites around the world, Blankenberg has advised clients on some of the most challenging matters cultural institutions are currently navigating—how to address diversity issues, approach decolonization...
On View: 'Wardell Milan: Amerika. God Bless You If It's Good To You' at Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York

On View: ‘Wardell Milan: Amerika. God Bless You If It’s Good To You’ at Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York

“The Timmerman’s Kitchen, New Canaan, CT” (2020) by Wardell Milan   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   THE FIRST MAJOR solo museum exhibition of Harlem-based Wardell Milan confronts the hate entrenched in American society. Milan presents new works on paper that explore the daily lives of white supremacists alongside a chapel-inspired “safe space.”...
Faith Ringgold, 90, Talked to CBS About Her Art, Activism, and Perseverance: 'Anyone Can Fly, All You've Got to Do is Try'

Faith Ringgold, 90, Talked to CBS About Her Art, Activism, and Perseverance: ‘Anyone Can Fly, All You’ve Got to Do is Try’

  FOR DECADES Faith Ringgold fought to be seen and heard and for representation of Black artists and women artists in New York City museums, all the while following her own creative path. Her activism has opened doors for many, including the artist herself. On the occasion of a major survey of her work at...
Latest News in Black Art: Thomas J. Price Joins Hauser & Wirth, Inaugural Recipients of $50K Latinx Artist Fellowship, New Monument to Ida B. Wells by Richard Hunt

Latest News in Black Art: Thomas J. Price Joins Hauser & Wirth, Inaugural Recipients of $50K Latinx Artist Fellowship, New Monument to Ida B. Wells by Richard Hunt

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Thomas J. Price’s sculptures depict contemporary, composite figures. The artist is a key voice in the conversation around Britain’s public sculptures, representation, perception, problematic histories, and the language of monumentalism. | Photo Courtesy Thomas J....
On View: 'Khari Turner:“Breathing Water to Air' at Ross-Sutton Gallery in New York

On View: ‘Khari Turner:“Breathing Water to Air’ at Ross-Sutton Gallery in New York

“Swim Lesson” (2021) by Khari Turner   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   FOR HIS FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION in New York, Khari Turner is presenting all new paintings that explore notions of birth and rebirth at Ross-Sutton Gallery. “Khari Turner: Breathing Water to Air” features 12 works, including several tondos. Turner’s images blend...
On View: 'Photo Cameroon: Studio Portraiture, 1970s-1990s' at Fowler Museum at University of California, Los Angeles

On View: ‘Photo Cameroon: Studio Portraiture, 1970s-1990s’ at Fowler Museum at University of California, Los Angeles

  Emmanuel Lucky Sparrow, the backdrop painter, and his girlfriend. | Undated photo by JACQUES TOUSSELE   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   POST-INDEPENDENCE STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY in West and Central Africa is celebrated around the world. “Photo Cameroon: Studio Portraiture, 1970s-1990s,” provides a lens through which to view life and culture during an...
British Painter Jadé Fadojutimi Nearly Doubles Auction Record at Phillips Hong Kong, Sale Also Features Major Fire Hose Work by Theaster Gates

British Painter Jadé Fadojutimi Nearly Doubles Auction Record at Phillips Hong Kong, Sale Also Features Major Fire Hose Work by Theaster Gates

  OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, paintings by emerging Black contemporary artists have been popular and garnered record-setting prices at major auction houses in New York and London. Increasingly, their work is also attracting high bids in Asian markets, both from Asian collectors and international buyers looking to purchase at auctions held whereever works that...
Latest News in Black Art: Samson Kambalu Wins Fourth Plinth Commission, Artists Casey Namoda and Ludovic Nkoth Join New Galleries, Photo Editing Software Designed With Black and Brown Skin Tones in Mind

Latest News in Black Art: Samson Kambalu Wins Fourth Plinth Commission, Artists Casey Namoda and Ludovic Nkoth Join New Galleries, Photo Editing Software Designed With Black and Brown Skin Tones in Mind

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   SAMSON KAMBALU, “Antelope,” 2021. The artist’s work won the Fourth Plinth Commission and will be installed in London’s Trafalgar Square in 2022. | Photo: James Jenkins, Courtesy Goodman Gallery   Awards & Honors Oxford-based artist...
On View: 'Sam Gilliam: Selections' at Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla.

On View: ‘Sam Gilliam: Selections’ at Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla.

“Sam Gilliam: Selections” at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla.   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   AN IMPRESSIVE SURVEY of Sam Gilliam at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla., was spearheaded by a local African American collector. Warren Colbert, a longstanding member of the museum’s board of directors...