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Latest News in Black Art: Robert Peterson Joins GAVLAK, Nina Chanel Abney x Air Jordan, June Clark Makes Sobey Art Award Shortlist, SFMOMA Acquisitions & More

Latest News in Black Art: Robert Peterson Joins GAVLAK, Nina Chanel Abney x Air Jordan, June Clark Makes Sobey Art Award Shortlist, SFMOMA Acquisitions & More

Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   ROBERT PETERSON, “Gods favorite,” 2023 (oil on canvas, 72 x 96 inches / 182.9 x 243.84 cm). | © Robert Peterson. Permanent collection of Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio. Courtesy the artist and GAVLAK   REPRESENTATION...
Latest News in Black Art: New Gallery Representation for Samuel Fosso, Sydney Cain, and Kennedy Yanko, Walters Art Museum Names Interim Co-Leader, Plus Ibrahim Said Wins $100,000 Craft Prize

Latest News in Black Art: New Gallery Representation for Samuel Fosso, Sydney Cain, and Kennedy Yanko, Walters Art Museum Names Interim Co-Leader, Plus Ibrahim Said Wins $100,000 Craft Prize

Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Ibrahim Said. | Photo by Dhanraj Emanuel, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery   AWARDS & HONORS Maxwell | Hanrahan Awards in Craft Announced Five artists received 2024 Maxwell | Hanrahan Awards in Craft: Cristina Córdova, Ibrahim Said, Nisha...
Imara Limon Promoted to Head Curator at Amsterdam Museum, She Has 'Enriched Our Museum and the Museum Field as a Whole'

Imara Limon Promoted to Head Curator at Amsterdam Museum, She Has ‘Enriched Our Museum and the Museum Field as a Whole’

A NEW CURATORIAL LEADER has emerged at the Amsterdam Museum. Imara Limon was appointed head curator at The Netherlands museum. In the new role, Limon will become a member of the management team. A curator and art historian, Limon joined the Amsterdam Museum as a curator in 2017 and currently serves as head of conservation....
Latest News in Black Art: Alvaro Barrington Unveils Tate Commission, New LGBTQ+ Biennial in Detroit, Oliver Lee Jackson Joined Lisson Gallery, Art School Closure & More

Latest News in Black Art: Alvaro Barrington Unveils Tate Commission, New LGBTQ+ Biennial in Detroit, Oliver Lee Jackson Joined Lisson Gallery, Art School Closure & More

Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Tate Britain Commission – Alvaro Barrington: GRACE. | Photo © Tate, Photo by Seraphina Neville   PUBLIC ART Alvaro Barrington’s Tate Commission Celebrates Black Women In London, Alvaro Barrington (b. 1983) unveiled “Grace,” his new Tate Commission...
Los Angeles: Art Community Turns Out to Honor Mark Bradford and Arts for Healing and Justice Network at Getty Prize Dinner

Los Angeles: Art Community Turns Out to Honor Mark Bradford and Arts for Healing and Justice Network at Getty Prize Dinner

May 13, 2024: Getty Prize recipient Mark Bradford at Getty Prize dinner at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, Calif. | Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for The J. Paul Getty Trust   THE GETTY FOUNDATION recently celebrated Los Angeles artist Mark Bradford and the many ways the arts can transform lives. Bradford received the...
Spotted: Painting by Alma Thomas on Display in White House Office of Vice President Kamala Harris

Spotted: Painting by Alma Thomas on Display in White House Office of Vice President Kamala Harris

ALMA THOMAS, “White Daisies Rhapsody,” 1973 (acrylic on canvas, 38 x 50 inches / 96.5 x 127.0 cm). | Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Loreine Wuorinen and Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, 1981.135   WHITE DAISIES RHAPSODY (1973) by Alma Thomas is a lovely example of the late artist’s nature-inspired, abstract paintings. Her signature dabs...
2024 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize Goes to Lebohang Kganye, South African Artist Known for Unique Approach to Visual Storytelling

2024 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize Goes to Lebohang Kganye, South African Artist Known for Unique Approach to Visual Storytelling

LEBOHANG KGANYE, “Mohlokomedi wa Tora,” 2018, Scene 2 (Xanita board on wood). | © Lebohang Kganye   SOUTH AFRICAN ARTIST Lebohang Kganye emerged from a shortlist of four international artists and collectives to win the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2024, including a £30,000 award (about US $38,300). Drawing on oral histories, family photo albums,...
Latest News in Black Art: Major Artist Prize Goes to Sable Elyse Smith, New Chief Learning Officer at Cleveland Museum of Art, Kehinde Wiley Denied Sexual Assault Accusation & More

Latest News in Black Art: Major Artist Prize Goes to Sable Elyse Smith, New Chief Learning Officer at Cleveland Museum of Art, Kehinde Wiley Denied Sexual Assault Accusation & More

Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Sable Elyse Smith. | Photo by Tommy Kha   AWARDS & HONORS 2026 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize Winner Sable Elyse Smith (b. 1986), above, is the latest artist recognized with the Suzanne Deal...
Atlanta: 2024 Driskell Prize Winner Naomi Beckwith Celebrated at High Museum of Art Gala and Afterparty

Atlanta: 2024 Driskell Prize Winner Naomi Beckwith Celebrated at High Museum of Art Gala and Afterparty

2024 Driskell Prize Recipient Naomi Beckwith, deputy director and chief curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, N.Y. | Photo by Rafterman, Courtesy The High Museum of Art   Gala guests included High Museum of Art Director Randall Suffolk, curator Valerie Cassel Oliver, photographer Tyler Mitchell, designer Sergio Hudson, artist Ebony G....
Naomi Beckwith Reflects on the Role of a Curator, Influencing Art History, and Receiving 2024 David C. Driskell Prize

Naomi Beckwith Reflects on the Role of a Curator, Influencing Art History, and Receiving 2024 David C. Driskell Prize

2024 David C. Driskell Prize Recipient Naomi Beckwith reflects on the meaning of the honor and the legendary contributions of its namesake. | Video by High Museum of Art.   A CURATOR AND ART HISTORIAN, Naomi Beckwith has made remarkable strides in the museum world. After formative roles at the Studio Museum in Harlem and...
White Cube Gallery Announced Its Representation of Howardena Pindell, Artist Known for Profound Personal and Political Works and Innovative Use of Circular Motifs

White Cube Gallery Announced Its Representation of Howardena Pindell, Artist Known for Profound Personal and Political Works and Innovative Use of Circular Motifs

From left, Howardena Pindell, early in her career. | © the artist; Howardena Pindell, 2018. | Photo © Nathan Keay, Courtesy White Cube   ARTIST AND CURATOR Howardena Pindell (b. 1943) joined White Cube gallery. Emphasizing color, structure and process, Pindell’s multidisciplinary practice explores an array of social and political issues, often through her own...
Latest News in Black Art: April Bey and Paul Anthony Smith Join New Galleries, Nigel Freeman Heading Fine Art at Swann Auctions, Inaugural Artnoir Fellow & More

Latest News in Black Art: April Bey and Paul Anthony Smith Join New Galleries, Nigel Freeman Heading Fine Art at Swann Auctions, Inaugural Artnoir Fellow & More

Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   APRIL BEY, “I KNOW ALL ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW ALL ABOUT,” 2024 (jacquard, sherpa, crushed velour, metallic thread, beads, adorned clothespins, 80 x 240 inches). | © April Bey, Courtesy the artist and Vielmetter Los...
Latest News in Black Art: Lubaina Himid Covers Brooklyn Rail, New Curatorial Role for Bethani Blake at Amistad Center, Kevin Young Gets Harvard Arts Medal, Sobey Art Award Longlist

Latest News in Black Art: Lubaina Himid Covers Brooklyn Rail, New Curatorial Role for Bethani Blake at Amistad Center, Kevin Young Gets Harvard Arts Medal, Sobey Art Award Longlist

Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Bethani Blake. | Courtesy Amistad Center for Art & Culture   APPOINTMENTS Amistad Center Announces New Curatorial Role The Amistad Center for Art & Culture in Hartford, Conn., focuses on the African American experience. Founded in 1987,...
David Zwirner Announces Representation of Walter Price, His Work Will Be Displayed in Gallery's 30th Anniversary Exhibition

David Zwirner Announces Representation of Walter Price, His Work Will Be Displayed in Gallery’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition

WALTER PRICE, “Races on the sea,” 2020-2021. | © Walter Price, Courtesy the artist   THE GRAND OPENING of David Zwirner’s new Los Angeles location coincides with the gallery’s 30th anniversary. The gallery is marking the milestone with an anniversary exhibition opening May 23. The show features works by everyone on its roster, more than...
Studio Museum in Harlem Appoints New Chief Program Officer: Natasha L. Logan is 'Proven Leader' With 'Deep Commitment to Uplifting Artists's Voices'

Studio Museum in Harlem Appoints New Chief Program Officer: Natasha L. Logan is ‘Proven Leader’ With ‘Deep Commitment to Uplifting Artists’s Voices’

THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM is welcoming Natasha L. Logan as its chief program officer. The Studio Museum focuses on local, national, and international artists of African descent. Logan will be responsible for exhibition and program strategies, a key leadership role supporting the museum’s mission and fundraising goals. Logan joins the Studio Museum from Creative...
Latest News in Black Art: Greg Tate Wins Pulitzer, Venice Biennale Silver Lion Award, Project Row Houses Names Director, Plus New Triennials in Boston and Delta Region

Latest News in Black Art: Greg Tate Wins Pulitzer, Venice Biennale Silver Lion Award, Project Row Houses Names Director, Plus New Triennials in Boston and Delta Region

Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   CHANELL STONE (American, born 1992), “Cotton Mud,” 2022 (inkjet print, 50 x 60 inches / 127.00 x 152.40 cm). | Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh: WTL.2024.158 © Chanell Stone; Photo by Chanell Stone   MUSEUMS Carnegie Museum...
New Time100 List of World's Most Influential People Includes Studio Museum's Thelma Golden, Architect Lesley Lokko, and Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier

New Time100 List of World’s Most Influential People Includes Studio Museum’s Thelma Golden, Architect Lesley Lokko, and Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier

See everyone on the Time100 list for 2024. | Video by Time   ACCORDING TO TIME MAGAZINE, the most influential people of 2024 include three important figures in worlds of visual art and design: artist and advocate LaToya Ruby Frazier, architect and educator Lesley Lokko, and Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio...
Imani Roach Named Curatorial Director of Philadelphia Museum of Art's New Center for African and African Diasporic Art

Imani Roach Named Curatorial Director of Philadelphia Museum of Art’s New Center for African and African Diasporic Art

THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART (PMA) announced in February 2023 the establishment of the Brind Center for African and African Diasporic Art. A year later, the museum has selected Imani Roach to lead the center. Roach joins PMA from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where she currently serves as assistant curator, Arts...
Latest News in Black Art: U.S. Museums Hire New African Art Curators, Michael C. Thorpe Wins EXPO Chicago Purchase Prize, Conrad Egyir Joined Miles McEnery Gallery & More

Latest News in Black Art: U.S. Museums Hire New African Art Curators, Michael C. Thorpe Wins EXPO Chicago Purchase Prize, Conrad Egyir Joined Miles McEnery Gallery & More

Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Conrad Egyir in his studio, 2024. Shown, at left, “Milk, Honey and Refuge,” 2024 (oil, acrylic, and mounted wood, on canvas, 77 x 60 inches / 198.1 x 152.4 cm). | Courtesy the artist and Miles McEnery...
Claudette Johnson Makes Turner Prize Shortlist, Pioneer in British Black Arts Movement is Known for Complex, Figurative Representations of Blackness

Claudette Johnson Makes Turner Prize Shortlist, Pioneer in British Black Arts Movement is Known for Complex, Figurative Representations of Blackness

LONDON-BASED Claudette Johnson has been shortlisted for the 2024 Turner Prize. A pioneer in the British Black Arts Movement, Johnson creates commanding, large-scale figurative works that center Black men and women. Tate Britain announced the shortlist of four artists, including three women, this morning. The selected artists are Johnson, Pio Abad, Jasleen Kaur, and Delaine...