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On View: 'Evita Tezeno: Better Days' at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles

On View: ‘Evita Tezeno: Better Days’ at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles

    On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   A REAL SENSE OF COMMUNITY and familiarity threads the portraits of Evita Tezeno. A selection of new works by the artist is currently on view at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles. Her characters possess overwhelming pride in their surroundings, their loved ones, and...
Nicole R. Fleetwood Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for 'Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration'

Nicole R. Fleetwood Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for ‘Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration’

  IN THE CATEGORY OF CRITICISM, Nicole R. Fleetwood won the National Book Critics Circle Award for
On View: Addis Fine Art is Showcasing Tadesse Mesfin, Addis Gezehagn, Tsedaye Makonnen, and Tizta Berhanu at Art Dubai

On View: Addis Fine Art is Showcasing Tadesse Mesfin, Addis Gezehagn, Tsedaye Makonnen, and Tizta Berhanu at Art Dubai

“Rest in the arms of trust” (2020) by Tizta Berhanu   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   NEW WORKS BY FOUR ARTISTS at different stages of their careers are being presented by Addis Fine Art at Art Dubai 2021 (March 29-April 3). Hailing from Ethiopia and its diaspora, their diverse works address similar...
Greenville County Museum of Art in South Carolina Sells Alma Thomas Painting to Anonymous Buyer for $2.8 Million

Greenville County Museum of Art in South Carolina Sells Alma Thomas Painting to Anonymous Buyer for $2.8 Million

  THE GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (GCMA) in Greenville, S.C., sold “Alma’s Flower Garden” (circa 1968) for $2.8 million to an anonymous buyer. The museum confirmed the sale to The Greenville News and USA Today Network last week. The museum’s board voted unanimously on Oct. 21, 2020, granting approval to deaccession one work of...
The Week in Black Art, March 29-April 4, 2021: Artist Winfred Rembert Has Died, Curator Danielle A. Jackson is Going to Artists Space, Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle  Appointed Online Director at Pace Gallery

The Week in Black Art, March 29-April 4, 2021: Artist Winfred Rembert Has Died, Curator Danielle A. Jackson is Going to Artists Space, Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle Appointed Online Director at Pace Gallery

  This post will be updated with the latest news in Black art throughout the week   Surviving a Lynching | Ashes to Ashes: An award-winning, short documentary made in 2019, considers artist Winfred Rembert’s traumatic experiences in the Jim Crow South, a narrative that reflects America’s dark history with racism and injustice. | Video...
Cleveland Museum of Art Acquires Key Works by African American Artists Amy Sherald, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Wadsworth Jarrell, and D’Angelo Lovell Williams

Cleveland Museum of Art Acquires Key Works by African American Artists Amy Sherald, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Wadsworth Jarrell, and D’Angelo Lovell Williams

  THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART (CMA) is presenting “Women Now” in spring 2022. The forthcoming exhibition will focus on contemporary women printmakers, including Amy Sherald. “Handsome” (2020), her first-ever print, will be featured in the show. Recently added to the museum’s collection, the limited-edition screenprint is based on Sherald’s 2019 painting of Jamar Roberts,...
Damon Reaves is Joining Washington's National Gallery of Art as Head of Education

Damon Reaves is Joining Washington’s National Gallery of Art as Head of Education

THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART (NGA) has appointed Damon Reaves head of education. An experienced educator in museum and classroom settings, Reaves brings more than a dozen years of experience to the position. He joins the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., from the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) where he has been on staff since...
At 93, Lilian Thomas Burwell is Making Her Solo Debut in New York Where Her Artwork Will Be on View at Berry Campbell Gallery

At 93, Lilian Thomas Burwell is Making Her Solo Debut in New York Where Her Artwork Will Be on View at Berry Campbell Gallery

  STILL PUSHING HER PRACTICE to new heights, Lilian Thomas Burwell will have her first New York solo exhibition at age 93. “Lilian Thomas Burwell: Soaring” opens April 22 at Berry Campbell Gallery. An abstract artist, Burwell makes nature-inspired paintings and sculpture. She was featured in “Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today,” a...
The Week in Black Art, March 22-28, 2021: Smithsonian Hiring 6 New Museum Directors, Veronica Ryan Now Represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, Gary Simmons Joins Hauser & Wirth

The Week in Black Art, March 22-28, 2021: Smithsonian Hiring 6 New Museum Directors, Veronica Ryan Now Represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, Gary Simmons Joins Hauser & Wirth

  This post will be updated with the latest news in Black art throughout the week   Portrait of Gary Simmons. | Photo by Tito Molina, HRDWRKER   March 25, 2021   Smithsonian Hiring 6 New Museum Directors For the first time in its history, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., is searching for directors...
National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Has Hired Eric L. Motley as Deputy Director

National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Has Hired Eric L. Motley as Deputy Director

THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART (NGA) is adding to its executive ranks. Today, the museum announced the appointment of Eric L. Motley as deputy director, a critical role focused on driving the institution’s mission, building awareness and support for its programing, and expanding and better serving its audiences. He officially starts at NGA on Aug....
Los Angeles: 5 Gallery Shows Feature Works by Artists Fred Eversley, Amy Sherald, Stanley Whitney, Asuka Anastacia Ogawa, and Brenna Youngblood

Los Angeles: 5 Gallery Shows Feature Works by Artists Fred Eversley, Amy Sherald, Stanley Whitney, Asuka Anastacia Ogawa, and Brenna Youngblood

  CURRENTLY ON VIEW IN LOS ANGELES, five galleries are presenting solo exhibitions of highly regarded African American artists working in a variety of mediums and styles, including portraiture, abstraction, and sculpture. The presentations include the first West Coast exhibition of Amy Sherald, Stanley Whitney’s first full-scale exhibition in Los Angeles, and Brenna Youngblood’s first...
Glenstone is Hosting a Major Faith Ringgold Exhibition This Spring, Maryland Museum is Only U.S. Venue For the Expansive Survey

Glenstone is Hosting a Major Faith Ringgold Exhibition This Spring, Maryland Museum is Only U.S. Venue For the Expansive Survey

  THE HOLDINGS OF GLENSTONE MUSEUM in Potomac, Md., include some of Faith Ringgold‘s most politically potent, flag-inspired works. The paintings speak to America’s violent history of racism and injustice. “The American Collection #6: The Flag is Bleeding #2” (1997) is a self portrait of the artist keeping a close, protective hold on her two...
New York: 5 Gallery Shows Feature Paul Anthony Smith, Keith Duncan, LeRone Wilson, 20th Century Masters, and 12 Black Female Artists

New York: 5 Gallery Shows Feature Paul Anthony Smith, Keith Duncan, LeRone Wilson, 20th Century Masters, and 12 Black Female Artists

  CURRENTLY ON VIEW IN NEW YORK, five gallery exhibitions showcase works by a variety of African American artists. The selection includes a group show at LatchKey Gallery devoted to a dozen Black female artists, Keith Duncan’s homage to marching bands at New Orleans HBCUs (online), and images by Paul Anthony Smith that explore his...
Jenkins Johnson Gallery Announced its Representation of New Jersey-Based Painter Philemona Williamson

Jenkins Johnson Gallery Announced its Representation of New Jersey-Based Painter Philemona Williamson

Philemona Williamson at Montclair Art Museum. | Courtesy Jenkins Johnson Gallery   JENKINS JOHNSON GALLERY now represents Philemona Williamson. The New Jersey-based artist makes narrative paintings that capture poetic, dream-like moments that elicit multiple interpretations. The timeless, invented scenes reflect childhood and adolescent experiences and explore the nature of innocence, vulnerability, and strength through the...
Fresh From Studio Museum Residency, Naudline Pierre Joins James Cohan Gallery

Fresh From Studio Museum Residency, Naudline Pierre Joins James Cohan Gallery

“Lest You Fall” (2019) by Naudline Pierre   JAMES COHAN GALLERY in New York announced its representation of Naudline Pierre today. Brooklyn-based Pierre makes figurative paintings and drawings suffused with enchanting color. Her images of fantastic and imagined worlds are populated with recurring characters who hold, carry, watch, and hover over a protagonist who serves...
The Week in Black Art, March 15-21, 2021: Art Institute of Chicago Hires New Education Director, New Orleans Museum Acquires Wangechi Mutu Sculpture, Major Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Painting Headed to Auction

The Week in Black Art, March 15-21, 2021: Art Institute of Chicago Hires New Education Director, New Orleans Museum Acquires Wangechi Mutu Sculpture, Major Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Painting Headed to Auction

  This post will be updated with the latest news in Black art throughout the week   Ashley Harris is heading up marketing at Mana Culture. | Photo by Angela Pham   March 20, 2021   Ashley Harris Joins Mana Culture Ashley Harris was appointed head of marketing, Arts and Culture for Mana Culture based...