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Latest News in Black Art: Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe Joines Almine Rech, Janet Taylor Pickett Now Repped by  Jennifer Baahng Gallery, Maurita N. Poole Appointed Director of Newcomb Art Museum & More

Latest News in Black Art: Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe Joines Almine Rech, Janet Taylor Pickett Now Repped by Jennifer Baahng Gallery, Maurita N. Poole Appointed Director of Newcomb Art Museum & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Representation Almine Rech now represents Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe in Europe, the UK, and China. The Ghanaian painter is known for his powerful, culturally rich portraits and vivid color palettes...
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American Folk Art Museum Receives 40 Works From Parsons Collection, Gift Includes Horace Pippin, Bill Traylor, Elijah Pierce, and Clementine Hunter

American Folk Art Museum Receives 40 Works From Parsons Collection, Gift Includes Horace Pippin, Bill Traylor, Elijah Pierce, and Clementine Hunter

  FOUNDED IN 1961, the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. In honor of the occasion, the New York City museum announced a gift of 40 works of art from Laura Parsons, a longstanding trustee of the museum, and her husband Richard D. Parsons. The gift includes works by...
Latest News in Black Art: Valerie Cassel Oliver and Lowery Sims Headline Armory Show Curatorial Summit, Sadé Ayorinde Named Fellow at American Folk Art Museum, Beyoncé's Problematic Tiffany Diamond

Latest News in Black Art: Valerie Cassel Oliver and Lowery Sims Headline Armory Show Curatorial Summit, Sadé Ayorinde Named Fellow at American Folk Art Museum, Beyoncé’s Problematic Tiffany Diamond

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Left, VMFA Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver is chairing the Armory Show’s 2021 Curatorial Leadership Summit. Right, Lowery Stokes Sims recently co-curated the traveling retrospective “Art & Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott.” Her current...
Liz Andrews is New Executive Director of Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta, Only U.S. Museum Dedicated to Art Created by Black Women

Liz Andrews is New Executive Director of Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta, Only U.S. Museum Dedicated to Art Created by Black Women

  IN ATLANTA, the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art named Liz Andrews executive director. Andrews is an artist, curator, and museum professional who prides herself on working at the intersection of art and social justice. She was serving as executive administrator of the director’s office at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)...
August in New York: 8 Gallery Exhibitions to See Now Feature Texas Isaiah, Arcmanoro Niles, Julie Mehretu, Cal Bocicault, and Fascinating Landscapes

August in New York: 8 Gallery Exhibitions to See Now Feature Texas Isaiah, Arcmanoro Niles, Julie Mehretu, Cal Bocicault, and Fascinating Landscapes

  THE CHURN OF THE NEW YORK ART WORLD slows down in August with many art galleries on hiatus until after Labor Day. Nonetheless, in the waning days of August, there is still plenty to see in New York, this week and next, before the transition to fall shows in September. Terrific solo exhibitions and...
Latest News in Black Art: Curator Vivian Crockett Joins New Museum, Smithsonian Tackles Race, Mabel O. Wilson Wins Building Museum Prize, Beyoncé and Jay-Z Star in Tiffany Campaign With Basquiat Painting

Latest News in Black Art: Curator Vivian Crockett Joins New Museum, Smithsonian Tackles Race, Mabel O. Wilson Wins Building Museum Prize, Beyoncé and Jay-Z Star in Tiffany Campaign With Basquiat Painting

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Scholar and Curator Vivian Crockett. | Photo by Ciara Elle Bryant   Appointments The New Museum in New York City announced the appointment of Vivian Crockett as curator. A Brazilian American scholar and curator, Crockett...
Jane'a Johnson Has Been Appointed Artistic Director at Foam, the Amsterdam Museum is 'All About Photography'

Jane’a Johnson Has Been Appointed Artistic Director at Foam, the Amsterdam Museum is ‘All About Photography’

FOAM FOTOGRAFIEMUSEUM AMSTERDAM named Jane’a Johnson artistic director. Johnson is joining Foam from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where she is an assistant professor of Theory of Art + Design and a research fellow at the Center for Social Equity and Inclusion (SEI). Johnson officially joins Foam on Oct. 1. “We are thrilled...
Saint Louis Art Museum Announces New Romare Bearden Fellows and Expansion of Longstanding Program Designed to Train Museum Professionals and Diversify Field

Saint Louis Art Museum Announces New Romare Bearden Fellows and Expansion of Longstanding Program Designed to Train Museum Professionals and Diversify Field

  THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM (SLAM) named Shaka Myrick and Delyn Stephenson Romare Bearden Fellows and announced the institution is doubling the capacity of the program. The Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship is dedicated to diversifying the museum field. African Americans and people of color have historically been underrepresented on museum staffs. Founded in...
Latest News in Black Art: Pamela Council Now Repped by Denny Dimin Gallery, Kehinde Wiley Designed an Amex Card, $28.4 Million in NEH Grants Announced

Latest News in Black Art: Pamela Council Now Repped by Denny Dimin Gallery, Kehinde Wiley Designed an Amex Card, $28.4 Million in NEH Grants Announced

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   A month after Pamela Council’s first solo exhibition opens at Denny Dimin Gallery in September, the artist is installing a massive fountain in Times Square. Council is holding a model of the public art work....
Painter Peter Williams, Who 'Was Not Afraid to Poignantly Portray the Truths of Contemporary Society,' Has Died. He Was 69

Painter Peter Williams, Who ‘Was Not Afraid to Poignantly Portray the Truths of Contemporary Society,’ Has Died. He Was 69

Painter Peter Williams in his studio in 2018. | Courtesy Luis De Jesus Los Angeles   ARTIST AND EDUCATOR Peter Williams (1952-2021) has died. He was 69. A fantastic painter and storyteller, his use of bold and intense color was equally matched by his candid and thoughtful insights about his own experiences and the realities...
New Acquisitions: Pérez Art Museum Miami Adds 13 Works to Collection, Diverse Slate of Artists Includes Kenturah Davis, Bisa Butler, Karon Davis, Coco Fusco, and Sonia Gomes

New Acquisitions: Pérez Art Museum Miami Adds 13 Works to Collection, Diverse Slate of Artists Includes Kenturah Davis, Bisa Butler, Karon Davis, Coco Fusco, and Sonia Gomes

“Bobby Seale and The People’s Free Food Program” (2020-21) by Karon Davis   A LIFE-SIZED SCULPTURE of Bobby Seale surrounded by a sea of grocery bags, pays tribute to the Black Panther Party’s celebrated, but oft-forgotten, program designed to combat food insecurity in the 1970s. A major installation by Los Angeles artist Karon Davis, “Bobby...
On View: 'Oracles of the Pink Universe,' South African Artist Simphiwe Ndzube's First U.S. Solo Museum Exhibition

On View: ‘Oracles of the Pink Universe,’ South African Artist Simphiwe Ndzube’s First U.S. Solo Museum Exhibition

“The Bloom of the Corpse Flower” (2020) by Simphiwe Ndzube   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   THE DENVER ART MUSEUM is hosting the first U.S. solo museum exhibition of Simphiwe Ndzube. Imagination is fundamental for the Los Angeles-based South African artist. For the exhibition, Ndzube created his own fantasy world within the...
National Trust Grant Will Help Preserve 1943 Charles White Mural at Hampton University, Part of $3 Million Investment to Save Black History at 40 Sites Across United States

National Trust Grant Will Help Preserve 1943 Charles White Mural at Hampton University, Part of $3 Million Investment to Save Black History at 40 Sites Across United States

  ONLY ONE MURAL by Charles White (1918-1979) was painted directly on a wall, rather than canvas. “The Contribution of the Negro to Democracy in America” was created at Hampton Institute (now University) in 1943. Crispus Attucks, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey, and Booker T. Washington are all represented in...
Washington Plans Citywide Celebration of Pioneering Artist Alma Thomas, First Lady Michelle Obama Opening Major Symposium

Washington Plans Citywide Celebration of Pioneering Artist Alma Thomas, First Lady Michelle Obama Opening Major Symposium

  WASHINGTON, D.C., is gearing up for a citywide celebration of artist Alma Thomas (1891-1978) this fall. Honoring her contributions to the city’s cultural heritage, the events coincide with the traveling exhibition “Alma Thomas: Everything is Beautiful,” opening Oct. 30 at The Phillips Collection. Institutions throughout Washington are participating in the celebration, including the National...
Latest News in Black Art: Rashid Johnson is Incoming Board Chair at Performa, New Representation for Brazilian Artist Elian Almeida, Fast Company Recognizes Destinee Ross-Sutton, Mabel O. Wilson & More

Latest News in Black Art: Rashid Johnson is Incoming Board Chair at Performa, New Representation for Brazilian Artist Elian Almeida, Fast Company Recognizes Destinee Ross-Sutton, Mabel O. Wilson & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist Rashid Johnson. | Photo by Chris Sorensen   Appointments Artist Rashid Johnson will be the next chair of the board of directors at Performa, the New York City organization “dedicated to live interdisciplinary performance...
Latest News in Black Art: Tunji Adeniyi-Jones Now Repped by White Cube, Marcus Jahmal Joins Anton Kern Gallery, Seattle Artist Denzil Hurley Has Died & More

Latest News in Black Art: Tunji Adeniyi-Jones Now Repped by White Cube, Marcus Jahmal Joins Anton Kern Gallery, Seattle Artist Denzil Hurley Has Died & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   From left, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones. | Photo by William Jess Laird; TUNJI ADENIYI-JONES, “Bird Charmer II,” 2016 (oil on canvas, 78 × 52 inches / 198.1 × 132.1 cm). | © Tunji Adeniyi-Jones   Representation  ...
Coming Soon: Toyin Ojih Odutola's 'A Countervailing Theory' Exhibition Will Make U.S. Debut at Hirshhorn Museum This Fall

Coming Soon: Toyin Ojih Odutola’s ‘A Countervailing Theory’ Exhibition Will Make U.S. Debut at Hirshhorn Museum This Fall

  THIS FALL, A FASCINATING STORY about Nigerian women, female warriors who ruled a prehistoric civilization, will be told at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Presented through a series of 40 large-scale monochromatic drawings by Toyin Ojih Odutola, the mythological narrative conceived by the artist will unfold on the Smithsonian museum’s...