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On the Rise: 47 Museum Curators and Arts Leaders Who Took on New Appointments in First Half of 2022

On the Rise: 47 Museum Curators and Arts Leaders Who Took on New Appointments in First Half of 2022

  DOZENS OF BLACK CURATORS and arts leaders took on new appointments in the first half of 2022. Jenenne Whitfield will helm the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Md. Camille Ann Brewer recently assumed leadership of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in California. In London, Gilane Tawadros has been selected as the...
Latest News in Black Art: Lorna Simpson's Portrait of Brittney Griner Covers Time Magazine,  Johnson Publishing Archive Ownership Transfer, First Major Monograph of Hurvin Anderson & More

Latest News in Black Art: Lorna Simpson’s Portrait of Brittney Griner Covers Time Magazine, Johnson Publishing Archive Ownership Transfer, First Major Monograph of Hurvin Anderson & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Time, Aug. 8/Aug. 15, 2022: Artwork by Lorna Simpson for TIME, Source photograph by Stephen Gosling—NBAE/Getty Images   Magazines Time magazine commissioned artist Lorna Simpson to illustrate its latest cover (Aug. 8/Aug. 15, 2022) featuring...
Latest News in Black Art: Scholar/Artist Michael D. Harris Died, Chase Hall Joined David Kordansky Gallery, Qualeasha Wood Now Repped by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, Edmonia Lewis Finally Gets Degree & More

Latest News in Black Art: Scholar/Artist Michael D. Harris Died, Chase Hall Joined David Kordansky Gallery, Qualeasha Wood Now Repped by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, Edmonia Lewis Finally Gets Degree & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist Chase Hall. | Photo by Nick Sethi   Representation Artist Chase Hall joined David Kordansky Gallery. His first solo exhibition with the gallery will be on view in New York in fall 2023. Hall...
AfriCOBRA Artist Nelson Stevens Has Died at 84: He Contributed to a 'Radical Black Aesthetic That Asserted Black Empowerment, Self-Determination, and Unity'

AfriCOBRA Artist Nelson Stevens Has Died at 84: He Contributed to a ‘Radical Black Aesthetic That Asserted Black Empowerment, Self-Determination, and Unity’

  AN EARLY MEMBER of the Chicago collective AfriCOBRA has died. Artist Nelson Stevens (1938-2022), passed away on July 22. He was 84. His death was first reported by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The news was confirmed to Culture Type by his gallery, Galerie Myrtis in Baltimore, Md. In a statement, the gallery said:...
Latest News in Black Art: James D. Thornton Elected Board Chair at Baltimore Museum of Art, Frick Will Show Barkley Hendricks Portraits, Getty Images Releases Black History & Culture Collection & More

Latest News in Black Art: James D. Thornton Elected Board Chair at Baltimore Museum of Art, Frick Will Show Barkley Hendricks Portraits, Getty Images Releases Black History & Culture Collection & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Appointments THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES of the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) elected James D. Thornton chair of the museum’s 36-member board. Thornton is the first Black person and first person of color to lead...
Latest News in Black Art: Jadé Fadojutimi Joins Gagosian, Denise Murrell Tapped for New Curatorial Role at The Met, Dindga McCannon Now Repped by Pippy Houldsworth in London & More

Latest News in Black Art: Jadé Fadojutimi Joins Gagosian, Denise Murrell Tapped for New Curatorial Role at The Met, Dindga McCannon Now Repped by Pippy Houldsworth in London & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist Jade Fadojutimi has joined mega-gallery Gagosian. | Photo by Anamarija Ami Podrebarac   Representation British artist Jadé Fadojutimi, 29, is now represented by Gagosian, the mega-gallery with 19 gallery spaces spread from the United...
Anya Dani Appointed to New Getty-Funded Role at UCLA Where She Will Teach, Research, and Focus on Bringing More African Americans Into Conservation Field

Anya Dani Appointed to New Getty-Funded Role at UCLA Where She Will Teach, Research, and Focus on Bringing More African Americans Into Conservation Field

  IN LOS ANGELES, Anya Dani is joining the UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Program in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage in a newly created position: director of community engagement and inclusive practice. She will also serve as a lecturer in cultural heritage conservation. The appointment was announced June 16. The UCLA/Getty program is one of a handful...
Latest News in Black Art: Jacqueline Stewart Will Lead Academy Museum, Rodney Ewing and Johnson Eziefula Join New Galleries, Blitz Bazawule Publishes Debut Novel & More

Latest News in Black Art: Jacqueline Stewart Will Lead Academy Museum, Rodney Ewing and Johnson Eziefula Join New Galleries, Blitz Bazawule Publishes Debut Novel & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Jacqueline Stewart joined the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in the lead up to its opening, directing exhibitions, programming, and education. She is the host of “Silent Sunday Nights” on Turner Classic Movies and a...
Latest News in Black Art: Innovative Painter Sam Gilliam Has Died, Artist Vaughn Spann in Architectural Digest, Columbus, Ga. Celebrates Artist Alma Thomas & More

Latest News in Black Art: Innovative Painter Sam Gilliam Has Died, Artist Vaughn Spann in Architectural Digest, Columbus, Ga. Celebrates Artist Alma Thomas & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Portrait of Sam Gilliam (1933-2022). | Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, and Pace Gallery. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen Studio   Lives The innovative abstract artist Sam Gilliam (1933-2022) died on June 25 at...
Latest News in Black Art: New Name for DuSable Museum, Public Art Works by Basil Watson, Thomas J. Price and Charles Gaines, Plus Plans for African American Dictionary

Latest News in Black Art: New Name for DuSable Museum, Public Art Works by Basil Watson, Thomas J. Price and Charles Gaines, Plus Plans for African American Dictionary

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Thomas J. Price’s bronze sculpture “Warm Shores” (2022) was unveiled on Windrush Day. | Photo by Damian Griffiths Public Art On Windrush Day (June 22), the legacy of Afro-Caribbeans who emigrated to the UK after...
New Appointments Announced at Studio Museum in Harlem, National Gallery of Canada, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Terra Foundation & More

New Appointments Announced at Studio Museum in Harlem, National Gallery of Canada, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Terra Foundation & More

  SEVERAL ART INSTITUTIONS announced notable new curatorial and leadership appointments over the past month, including newly created roles at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago:   T. Camille Martin-Thomsen is incoming dean of faculty and vice president of academic affairs at The School of the Art...
Latest News in Black Art: Stanley Whitney Joins Gagosian Gallery, Tourmaline and Helena Uambembe Take Top Artist Prize at Art Basel, Scholar Tiffany E. Barber Wins Smithsonian Essay Award & More

Latest News in Black Art: Stanley Whitney Joins Gagosian Gallery, Tourmaline and Helena Uambembe Take Top Artist Prize at Art Basel, Scholar Tiffany E. Barber Wins Smithsonian Essay Award & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist Stanley Whitney. | Photo by Jeannette Montgomery Barron/Trunk Archive   Representation After presenting a solo exhibition of new paintings by Stanley Whitney at Gagosian Rome in 2020, the international mega-gallery announced its representation of...
Latest News in Black Art: Orange County Museum Commissions Sanford Biggers Sculpture, Theaster Gates 'Black Chapel' Debuts at Serpentine, Miranda Forrester Joins Tiwani Contemporary & More

Latest News in Black Art: Orange County Museum Commissions Sanford Biggers Sculpture, Theaster Gates ‘Black Chapel’ Debuts at Serpentine, Miranda Forrester Joins Tiwani Contemporary & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Rendering of “Of many waters…” (2022) by Sanford Biggers on the Sculpture Terrace of the forthcoming Orange County Museum of Art, opening to the public in October 2022. | Photo: Morphosis   Commissions When the...
Latest News in Black Art: Odili Donald Odita Joins David Kordansky Gallery, California Reparations Report Addresses Artist's Rights, MoMA Acquires Archibald Motley Painting

Latest News in Black Art: Odili Donald Odita Joins David Kordansky Gallery, California Reparations Report Addresses Artist’s Rights, MoMA Acquires Archibald Motley Painting

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   ARCHIBALD MOTLEY JR., “Tongues (Holy Rollers),” 1929 (oil on canvas, 29 1/4 × 36 1/8 inches / 74.3 × 91.8 cm). | Bequest of Janice H. Levin (by exchange). © Archibald John Motley Jr. Courtesy...
In California, Elena Gross is Incoming Co-Director at Berkeley Art Center, Which Champions Bay Area Artists and Curators

In California, Elena Gross is Incoming Co-Director at Berkeley Art Center, Which Champions Bay Area Artists and Curators

IN BERKELEY, CALIF., Elena Gross is joining the Berkeley Art Center (BAC) as co-director. Gross brings eight years of experience working in the Bay Area arts community and a background that spans museums, culturally specific institutions, commercial galleries, independent nonprofits, and arts publications. Gross is currently director of exhibitions and curatorial affairs at the Museum...
Latest News in Black Art: Legendary Artist & Activist Samella Lewis Has Died, CAAM Launches Publishing Program, and Major Appointments at Newfields, MFA Boston

Latest News in Black Art: Legendary Artist & Activist Samella Lewis Has Died, CAAM Launches Publishing Program, and Major Appointments at Newfields, MFA Boston

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Last year, the College Art Association recognized Los Angeles-based artist Samella Lewis with a lifetime achievement award. | Courtesy CAA   Lives Samella Lewis (1923-2022), a legendary figure in the field of African American art,...
Latest News in Black Art: Joyce J. Scott Honored by Johns Hopkins, Darren Walker Receives France's Highest Honor, Felrath Hines Auction Record & More

Latest News in Black Art: Joyce J. Scott Honored by Johns Hopkins, Darren Walker Receives France’s Highest Honor, Felrath Hines Auction Record & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott. | Photo courtesy of Grace Roselli   Awards & Honors Renowned bead artist Joyce J. Scott received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Johns Hopkins University on May 22....
Faith Ringgold Makes Time 100, Influential Artist Has 'Painted, Sculpted, Written, Sewed, and Incited Change All Her Life'

Faith Ringgold Makes Time 100, Influential Artist Has ‘Painted, Sculpted, Written, Sewed, and Incited Change All Her Life’

  THE TIME 100 LIST of the most influential people of 2022 was announced today and Faith Ringgold, 91, was among the many impressive figures honored. The newsmagazine enlisted Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem to pay tribute to Ringgold. Golden began her text with a succinct assessment of...
Latest News in Black Art: Ernie Barnes Gets New York Gallery Representation, Gilane Tawadros is Next Director of Whitechapel Gallery, Roy DeCarava x Supreme Collab

Latest News in Black Art: Ernie Barnes Gets New York Gallery Representation, Gilane Tawadros is Next Director of Whitechapel Gallery, Roy DeCarava x Supreme Collab

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Gilane Tawadros is the incoming director of Whitechapel Gallery in London. | Photo © Brian Benson   Appointments London’s Whitechapel Gallery announced Gilane Tawadros as its next director. A curator, writer, and art historian by...
Charmaine Jefferson Elected Board Chair at California Institute of the Arts, Where Charles Gaines Taught and Mark Bradford, Henry Taylor, and Lauren Halsey Earned Degrees

Charmaine Jefferson Elected Board Chair at California Institute of the Arts, Where Charles Gaines Taught and Mark Bradford, Henry Taylor, and Lauren Halsey Earned Degrees

  CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS elected Charmaine Jefferson chair of its board of trustees. A veteran arts administrator, she has been a member of the board at CalArts since 2006. Her appointment is historic, Jefferson is the first Black person to lead the board since the school was founded more than half a century...