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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...
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...
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....
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...
Latest News in Black Art: Jamal Cyrus Joins Patron Gallery, Alexander Harrison Added to Roster at VSF, Philadelphia and Detroit Art Museums Hire Their First Diversity Heads

Latest News in Black Art: Jamal Cyrus Joins Patron Gallery, Alexander Harrison Added to Roster at VSF, Philadelphia and Detroit Art Museums Hire Their First Diversity Heads

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist Jamal Cyrus. | Courtesy Patron Gallery   Representation Patron Gallery in Chicago announced its representation of artist Jamal Cyrus. Houston, Texas-based Cyrus works in a variety of mediums. His “conceptual and research driven practice...
Andy Warhol Foundation Announces $3.8 Million in Grants to Museums, Funding Supports Major Solo Exhibitions Dedicated to Ming Smith, Fred Eversley, and Sonya Clark

Andy Warhol Foundation Announces $3.8 Million in Grants to Museums, Funding Supports Major Solo Exhibitions Dedicated to Ming Smith, Fred Eversley, and Sonya Clark

  THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION for the Visual Arts announced recipients of its Spring 2021 grants, awarding $3.8 million to 50 organizations across the United States and Canada. The grants are giving a new wave of established artists much deserved attention in the form of solo museum exhibitions. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is organizing...
Latest News in Black Art: Christopher Myers Now Repped by James Cohan Gallery, Nicole Fleetwood Joins NYU, Derrick Adams and Jay-Z Collaborate on NFT, Dallas Museum of Art Acquires Its First Basquiat

Latest News in Black Art: Christopher Myers Now Repped by James Cohan Gallery, Nicole Fleetwood Joins NYU, Derrick Adams and Jay-Z Collaborate on NFT, Dallas Museum of Art Acquires Its First Basquiat

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist Christopher Myers. | Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York   Representation Brooklyn-based artist Christopher Myers is now represented by James Cohan Gallery. Myers’s multidisciplinary practice is rooted in storytelling. He works...
Legacy Russell Appointed Executive Director and Chief Curator at The Kitchen, an Experimental Interdisciplinary Art Space in New York

Legacy Russell Appointed Executive Director and Chief Curator at The Kitchen, an Experimental Interdisciplinary Art Space in New York

FOUNDED 50 YEARS AGO as a venue for video art, The Kitchen has evolved over the years and currently presents creative works across a range of disciplines, including visual art, video, film, performance, dance, music, theater, and literature, in collaboration with both emerging and established artists. One of New York’s oldest nonprofit art spaces, The...
Latest News in Black Art: McArthur Binion Joins Xavier Hufkens, ICI Announces 4 Okwui Enwezor Fellows, Basquiat Painting Featured on NYT Magazine Sells at Auction

Latest News in Black Art: McArthur Binion Joins Xavier Hufkens, ICI Announces 4 Okwui Enwezor Fellows, Basquiat Painting Featured on NYT Magazine Sells at Auction

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist McArthur Binion, 2017. | Photo by Francesco Galli   Representation Chicago-based McArthur Binion joined the roster of Xavier Hufkens in Belgium. His work will be featured in a group exhibition at the gallery this...
Historic Appointment: Geovette Washington Elected Board Chair of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, First Black Person in History of Institutions to Serve in Role

Historic Appointment: Geovette Washington Elected Board Chair of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, First Black Person in History of Institutions to Serve in Role

  THE NEW CHAIR of the board of trustees for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is Geovette E. Washington. She is leading the board that oversees four major museums in the city: the Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and Andy Warhol Museum. Washington has been senior vice chancellor...
Harvard Art Museums Appoint Horace D. Ballard Associate Curator of American Art

Harvard Art Museums Appoint Horace D. Ballard Associate Curator of American Art

  HARVARD ART MUSEUMS announced the appointment of Horace D. Ballard, who will serve as Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Associate Curator of American Art. Ballard arrives from the Williams College Museum of Art, where he is curator of American art. His Harvard appointment is effective Sept. 1. “Horace’s scholarship and curatorial vision, combined with his...
Karen Comer Lowe Named Executive Director of Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta Institution Known for Collection of African American Art

Karen Comer Lowe Named Executive Director of Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta Institution Known for Collection of African American Art

  AN ATLANTA INSTITUTION with a formidable collection of Black art, Hammonds House Museum announced Karen Comer Lowe is its new executive director and first chief curator. Comer Lowe has a spectrum of experience in the Atlanta arts scene, most recently serving as manager and curator at Chastain Arts Center. She is returning to Hammonds...
Latest News in Black Art: Julie Mehretu Benefit Auction Sets New Record, Vanessa German Joins Kasmin, Gordon Parks Documentary, Jean-Michel Basquiat & More

Latest News in Black Art: Julie Mehretu Benefit Auction Sets New Record, Vanessa German Joins Kasmin, Gordon Parks Documentary, Jean-Michel Basquiat & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   vanessa german in her exhibition “MATRIX 174/i come to do violence to the lie” (2016), Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Conn. | Photo by Allen Phillips/Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art   Representation Kasmin announced...