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'I Dream a World': New National Portrait Gallery Exhibition Features Photographs of Remarkable Black Women

‘I Dream a World’: New National Portrait Gallery Exhibition Features Photographs of Remarkable Black Women

  THE SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY in Washington, D.C., presents ‘I Dream a World: Selections from Brian Lanker’s Portraits of Remarkable Black Women,’ opening July 8, 2022. Featuring portraits by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker, from his 1989 book “I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America,” and installed in two parts,...
New Exhibition at SAAM's Renwick Gallery Features Artwork of Bisa Butler, Nick Cave, Sonya Clark, and More

New Exhibition at SAAM’s Renwick Gallery Features Artwork of Bisa Butler, Nick Cave, Sonya Clark, and More

    THIS PRESENT MOMENT: CRAFTING A BETTER WORLD, a new exhibition on view at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), showcases the dynamic landscape of American craft. The exhibition highlights the role that artists play in our world to spark essential conversations by asking two questions: How have you reimagined...
Smithsonian American Art Museum: Telling an Inclusive Story of American Art

Smithsonian American Art Museum: Telling an Inclusive Story of American Art

    MINDFULLY BUILDING a national collection that showcases a multiplicity of perspectives and experiences is one of the most visible ways a museum can tell important stories. At the Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery, our curators have been acquiring artworks that present an inclusive story of American art, including often-overlooked histories...
For Early-Career Artists and Curators, NXTHVN Fellowship Application Now Open

For Early-Career Artists and Curators, NXTHVN Fellowship Application Now Open

NXTHVN is located in the Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven, Conn., adjacent to downtown. | Photo by Tim Williams   NXTHVN is pleased to announce the opening of its annual open call for Studio and Curatorial Fellows. Founded by Jason Price and Titus Kaphar, the core principles of NXTHVN’s mission are: mentorship, collaboration, and professional...
Jacob Lawrence's 30-Panel American History 'Struggle' Series Reunited for First Time at Peabody Essex Museum

Jacob Lawrence’s 30-Panel American History ‘Struggle’ Series Reunited for First Time at Peabody Essex Museum

REBELLIOUS, DEMOCRATIC, AND COMPLEX. That’s how trailblazing artist Jacob Lawrence saw America. Before he ever put paintbrush to panel, Lawrence spent five years conducting research for what would become one of his most ambitious bodies of work, Struggle: From the History of the American People. This 30-panel narrative epic told a version of American history...
Sponsored: Treadway Gallery Holding African American Fine Art Auction, Sept. 15

Sponsored: Treadway Gallery Holding African American Fine Art Auction, Sept. 15

Lot 273: ALMA WOODSEY THOMAS (1891-1978), “Untitled,” circa 1970 (watercolor on paper, 13.2 x 15.75 inches framed). | Estimate $20,000-$30,000   Women working in Abstract Expressionism and an array of artists active in Chicago are among the highlights of the Sept. 15 African American Fine Art Auction at Treadway Gallery in Cincinnati. The gallery has...