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Latest News in Black Art: Estate of Thornton Dial and Kevin Beasley Join New Galleries, Julie Mehretu and Kehinde Wiley Collaborate with American Express, Smithsonian Launches Searchable Museum & More

Latest News in Black Art: Estate of Thornton Dial and Kevin Beasley Join New Galleries, Julie Mehretu and Kehinde Wiley Collaborate with American Express, Smithsonian Launches Searchable Museum & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   THORNTON DIAL, “History Refused to Die,” 2004 (okra stalks and roots, clothing, collages drawings, tin, wire, steel, Masonite, steel chain, enamel, and spray paint, 102 x 87 x 23 inches). | © Estate of Thornton...
Yale's Beinecke Library Acquired 200+ Prints by Legendary Photographer Gordon Parks

Yale’s Beinecke Library Acquired 200+ Prints by Legendary Photographer Gordon Parks

  AN IMPORTANT REPOSITORY of images, books, and materials documenting African American history and culture, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University announced the addition of more than 200 photographs by Gordon Parks to its collection. The prints were acquired directly from The Gordon Parks Foundation and include selections from 11 of...
Latest News in Black Art: Curator Essence Harden Joins CAAM, New Curatorial Hires at Brooklyn Museum, Arthur Jafa Guest Edited i-D Magazine, Michael C. Thorpe and Jammie Holmes Gain New Gallery Representation

Latest News in Black Art: Curator Essence Harden Joins CAAM, New Curatorial Hires at Brooklyn Museum, Arthur Jafa Guest Edited i-D Magazine, Michael C. Thorpe and Jammie Holmes Gain New Gallery Representation

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   From left, Curators Kimberli Gant and Stephanie Sparling Williams. | Courtesy Brooklyn Museum   Appointments The Brooklyn Museum announced two new curatorial appointments. Stephanie Sparling Williams is joining the museum as the Andrew W. Mellon...
Jamillah James Appointed Senior Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: As a Student 'Visiting the MCA Helped Me Realize the Possibilities of Curating and of Museums'

Jamillah James Appointed Senior Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: As a Student ‘Visiting the MCA Helped Me Realize the Possibilities of Curating and of Museums’

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO announced new leadership appointments to its curatorial team today. Jamillah James was named Manilow Senior Curator. MCA Chicago described her new role as leading the visual arts department and serving as a “driving force” in curatorial programming. She joins the museum from the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los...
Latest News in Black Art: Torkwase Dyson and Dominic Chambers Joined New Galleries, Alma Thomas House for Sale in Washington, D.C. & More

Latest News in Black Art: Torkwase Dyson and Dominic Chambers Joined New Galleries, Alma Thomas House for Sale in Washington, D.C. & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist Torkwase Dyson in her New York studio. | Photo by Weston Wells   Representation Torkwase Dyson joined Gray, the Chicago-based gallery. Dyson’s practice spans painting, drawing, installation, and sculpture. Her abstract works explore how...
Latest News in Black Art: Jesse R. Erickson Named Head of Printed Books & Bindings at Morgan Library & Museum, Anonymous Was a Woman Grants, Queer|Art Awards & More

Latest News in Black Art: Jesse R. Erickson Named Head of Printed Books & Bindings at Morgan Library & Museum, Anonymous Was a Woman Grants, Queer|Art Awards & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Appointments The Morgan Library & Museum in New York appointed Jesse R. Erickson to the position of Astor Curator and Department Head, Printed Books and Bindings. He officially starts in January. At the University of...
Legacy of Influential Artist Charles White Honored With New Scholarship at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles

Legacy of Influential Artist Charles White Honored With New Scholarship at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles

  A NEW CHARLES WHITE Art and Design Scholarship at the Otis Art College of Art and Design in Los Angeles provides students from underrepresented groups with full scholarships for four years. The scholarship honors the legacy and influence of Charles White, a master draftsman recognized for his powerful, realist images of Black people that...
Latest News in Black Art: Roxane Gay Named Board President at Performance Space, Alexis Assam Joins Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as Assistant Curator, Emma Amos Catalog Wins Gold Medal & More

Latest News in Black Art: Roxane Gay Named Board President at Performance Space, Alexis Assam Joins Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as Assistant Curator, Emma Amos Catalog Wins Gold Medal & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Author and Art Collector Roxane Gay is the new board president at Performance Space New York. | Photo by Reggie Cunningham   Appointments BESTSELLING AUTHOR and art collector Roxane Gay is the new president of...
New Website Launched in Anticipation of Artist Simone Leigh's Representation of United States at 56th Venice Biennale in 2022

New Website Launched in Anticipation of Artist Simone Leigh’s Representation of United States at 56th Venice Biennale in 2022

  A NEW WEBSITE provides a preview of Simone Leigh‘s forthcoming exhibition at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2022. Leigh is the first Black female artist to represent the United States with a solo show in the U.S. Pavilion at the international exhibition. Commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston in cooperation with the...
Latest News in Black Art: Simone Leigh Departs Hauser & Wirth, CAAM Names Isabelle Lutterodt Deputy Director, Collectors Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys Grace Cover of Architectural Digest & More

Latest News in Black Art: Simone Leigh Departs Hauser & Wirth, CAAM Names Isabelle Lutterodt Deputy Director, Collectors Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys Grace Cover of Architectural Digest & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Simone Leigh photographed at Stratton Sculpture Studios, 2020. | © Simone Leigh, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Shaniqwa Jarvis   Repesentation BROOKLYN-BASED ARTIST Simone Leigh is departing Hauser & Wirth. ARTnews...
Estate of Terry Adkins Now Represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, Influential Artist Developed Singular Practice Rooted in History, Music, and Language

Estate of Terry Adkins Now Represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, Influential Artist Developed Singular Practice Rooted in History, Music, and Language

“Projects 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2017   PAUAL COOPER GALLERY announced its representation of Terry Adkins (1953-2014) on Oct. 18. A conceptual artist and musician, Adkins expressed himself through sculpture, sound, video, and printmaking and approached his work as a composer, developing conversational interplays among objects, installations, and...
Latest News in Black Art: Michaela Yearwood-Dan Joins Marianne Boesky Gallery, Colin Powell Portrait on Display at Smithsonian, Plus Chef Bryant Terry's New Book on Art, Stories, and Recipes & More

Latest News in Black Art: Michaela Yearwood-Dan Joins Marianne Boesky Gallery, Colin Powell Portrait on Display at Smithsonian, Plus Chef Bryant Terry’s New Book on Art, Stories, and Recipes & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   MICHAELA YEARWOOD-DAN, “A conduit for joy,” 2021 (oil, acrylic, ink, gold leaf and swarovski crystals on canvas; Overall: 87 x 141 3/4 inches / 221 x 360 cm; Each Panel: 87 x 70 7/8 inches...
Latest News in Black Art: Frank Bowling Wins Hahn Prize, Deidrea Miller Heading Communications at Christie's Americas, Kellie Jones is New Chair of African American Studies at Columbia & More

Latest News in Black Art: Frank Bowling Wins Hahn Prize, Deidrea Miller Heading Communications at Christie’s Americas, Kellie Jones is New Chair of African American Studies at Columbia & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Guyana-born British painter Frank Bowling won the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize. | Photo by Sacha Bowling   Awards & Honors MUSEUM LUDWIG IN COLOGNE, GERMANY, awarded the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize to Guyana-born British painter...
Latest News in Black Art: Huey P. Newton Sculpture Unveiled, Charisse Pearlina Weston Wins 2021 Burke Prize, DuSable Museum Names Danny Dunson Chief Curator & More

Latest News in Black Art: Huey P. Newton Sculpture Unveiled, Charisse Pearlina Weston Wins 2021 Burke Prize, DuSable Museum Names Danny Dunson Chief Curator & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Fredrika Newton, widow of Huey P. Newton, with bronze sculpture of the Black Panther co-founder. The bust by Oakland artist Dana King was unveiled Oct. 24, in Oakland, Calif. | Screenshot from AP Video  ...
National Gallery of Art Acquires Faith Ringgold's 'Flag is Bleeding' Painting: May Be Museum's 'Most Important Purchase of a Single Work of Contemporary Art' Since 1976

National Gallery of Art Acquires Faith Ringgold’s ‘Flag is Bleeding’ Painting: May Be Museum’s ‘Most Important Purchase of a Single Work of Contemporary Art’ Since 1976

  THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART (NGA) acquired ““The American People Series #18: The Flag is Bleeding” (1976), a major painting by Faith Ringgold that makes a powerful political statement about American democracy and racism. The iconic painting was acquired directly from the collection of the artist with funds gifted by the Glenstone Foundation and...
Studio Museum in Harlem Names 2021-22 Artists-in-Residence: Cameron Granger, Jacob Mason-Macklin, and Qualeasha Wood

Studio Museum in Harlem Names 2021-22 Artists-in-Residence: Cameron Granger, Jacob Mason-Macklin, and Qualeasha Wood

  THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM has thrown its support behind three promising new artists working across diverse disciplines. The museum announced the selection of Cameron Granger, Jacob Mason-Macklin, and Qualeasha Wood as 2021-22 artists-in-residence. The group is the latest to participate in the germinal program, which has provided material and institutional support to artists...