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Coming Soon: Career-Spanning Survey of Beverly McIver Opens at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in February 2022

Coming Soon: Career-Spanning Survey of Beverly McIver Opens at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in February 2022

  NEARLY 25 YEARS AGO, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) presented an emerging artist exhibition dedicated to Beverly McIver, her first-ever solo show. Next year, the Arizona museum plans to revisit the artist’s work with a career-spanning survey chronicling the arc of her ongoing practice. “Beverly McIver: Full...
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...
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On View: 'Dawoud Bey: An American Project' at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York

On View: ‘Dawoud Bey: An American Project’ at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York

“A Young Man Resting on an Exercise Bike, Amityville, NY” (1988) by Dawoud Bey   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   CHICAGO PHOTOGRAPHER Dawoud Bey has been chronicling America since the mid-1970s, training his lens on individuals, communities, and histories that are often unseen, yet central to the nation’s narrative. “Dawoud Bey: An...
National Cathedral Commissions Kerry James Marshall to Design New Stained-Glass Windows, Replacing Confederate Images

National Cathedral Commissions Kerry James Marshall to Design New Stained-Glass Windows, Replacing Confederate Images

  WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL has turned to a great American artist and one of the nation’s top poets for a high-profile project intended to put the renowned, institution on the right side of history. Several years ago, the National Cathedral embarked on a process of replacing two stained-glass windows featuring images of the Confederate flag...
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 is also represented by Roberts...
Happy Birthday: Alma Thomas Would Have Been 130 Today, New Exhibitions, Film, Books, & More Celebrate the Pioneering Artist

Happy Birthday: Alma Thomas Would Have Been 130 Today, New Exhibitions, Film, Books, & More Celebrate the Pioneering Artist

  Alma Thomas at the Whitney Museum in 1972 | Smithsonian Archives of American Art   TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF FALL and the 130th anniversary of the birth of Alma Thomas (1891-1978), an occasion for celebration. The pioneering artist known for her vibrant and rhythmic abstract paintings was born Sept. 22, 1891. Inspired...
On View: 'Dindga McCannon: In Plain Sight' at Fridman Gallery in New York City

On View: ‘Dindga McCannon: In Plain Sight’ at Fridman Gallery in New York City

  In 2012, Dindga McCannon paid tribute to Black women in aviation.   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   A CO-FOUNDER OF THE ARTIST COLLECTIVE Where We At Black Women Artists, Dindga McCannon established her artistic identity during the Civil Rights Movement and the onset of the feminist arts movement, concerns that inform...
Best of September: 13 New Museum Exhibitions Feature Artists Ulysses Jenkins, Adam Pendleton, Deborah Roberts, Naudline Pierre, Arthur Jafa, Lorna Simpson & More

Best of September: 13 New Museum Exhibitions Feature Artists Ulysses Jenkins, Adam Pendleton, Deborah Roberts, Naudline Pierre, Arthur Jafa, Lorna Simpson & More

  THE FIRST MUSEUM retrospective of pioneering video/performance artist Ulysses Jenkins opens this week at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The exhibition is co-curated by ICA Associate Curator Meg Onli and Erin Christovale, associate curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Following Kerry James Marshall and...
On View: 'Be Your Wonderful Self: The Portraits of Beauford Delaney' at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York City

On View: ‘Be Your Wonderful Self: The Portraits of Beauford Delaney’ at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York City

Installation view of “Be Your Wonderful Self: The Portraits of Beauford Delaney”   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   A RARE OPPORTUNITY to view a broad selection of portraits by Beauford Delaney (1901–1979), this exhibition features a 1962 self portrait and two dozen paintings of people in the Delaney’s orbit. The selection includes...
A Nexus for the Black Community, Tone Memphis is Presenting 'On The Road: Chocolate Cities,' Group Exhibition Explores Space, Place, and Belonging

A Nexus for the Black Community, Tone Memphis is Presenting ‘On The Road: Chocolate Cities,’ Group Exhibition Explores Space, Place, and Belonging

  A GROUP EXHIBITION in Memphis, Tenn., brings together a slate of mostly rising artists whose work explores notions of Blackness, space, place, and belonging. Tone Memphis, a Black arts nonprofit in Memphis, Tenn., is presenting “On The Road: Chocolate Cities: Exploration of Space Across the Black Diaspora.” Organized by Larry Ossei-Mensah, the exhibition reflects...
Latest News in Black Art: Theo Tyson Appointed Fashion Curator at MFA Boston, Bisa Butler Talks to CBS, Esteban Jefferson Now Repped by 303 Gallery & More

Latest News in Black Art: Theo Tyson Appointed Fashion Curator at MFA Boston, Bisa Butler Talks to CBS, Esteban Jefferson Now Repped by 303 Gallery & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Curator theo tyson. | Photo by Frances Neyra Claudio   Appointments The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) appointed theo tyson (above) Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts. She previously served as the Polly Thayer...
Retrospective of Michael Richards Showcases Rigor, Promise of Artist Who Died in Sept. 11 Terrorist Attack on World Trade Center

Retrospective of Michael Richards Showcases Rigor, Promise of Artist Who Died in Sept. 11 Terrorist Attack on World Trade Center

  A RESIN AND STEEL SCULPTURE standing seven-and-a-half feet tall on a central platform anchors the first museum retrospective of Michael Richards (1963-2001). A seminal work from his series about the Tuskegee Airmen, “Tar Baby vs. St. Sebastian” (1999), depicts a Black male figure wearing a Tuskegee Airman suit with 18 miniature US P-51 Mustang...
5 New Art Gallery Exhibitions to See Now Feature Deborah Roberts, Carla Jay Harris, Jarrell Gibbs, LaKela Brown, and Brittney Leeanne Williams

5 New Art Gallery Exhibitions to See Now Feature Deborah Roberts, Carla Jay Harris, Jarrell Gibbs, LaKela Brown, and Brittney Leeanne Williams

  THE FALL EXHIBITION SEASON is officially underway and some of the first new gallery shows to open feature five early- and mid-career artists to watch. Each has a unique visual voice. What unifies their latest work is a resonance with the contemporary moment. Deborah Roberts, Carla Jay Harris, and Brittney Leeanne Williams are confronting...
Works by Charles White, Elizabeth Catlett, and Jacob Lawrence From Estate of African American Collector Dr. Sarah Gray Will Be Auctioned at Bonhams Print & Multiples Sale

Works by Charles White, Elizabeth Catlett, and Jacob Lawrence From Estate of African American Collector Dr. Sarah Gray Will Be Auctioned at Bonhams Print & Multiples Sale

“Juba” (1965) by Charles White   THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS selected Isabel Wilkerson’s “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Greatest Migration” for its campus book project during the 2012-13 academic year. In conjunction with the campus-wide reading, Nelson Gallery at UC Davis presented “Migration: Jacob Lawrence and Elizabeth Catlett,” further...
Latest News in Black Art: Nick Cave's Soundsuits are Dancing in New York City Subway, Tavares Strachan Joined Perrotin Gallery, Freedmen's Bureau Records & More

Latest News in Black Art: Nick Cave’s Soundsuits are Dancing in New York City Subway, Tavares Strachan Joined Perrotin Gallery, Freedmen’s Bureau Records & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Tavares Strachan in his New York studio. | Photo by Maegan Gindi   Representation Perrotin announced its co-representation of interdisciplinary artist Tavares Strachan. The gallery, which has locations in New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul,...
On View: 'The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth,' Adrienne Elise Tarver's First Solo Museum Exhibition at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn.

On View: ‘The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth,’ Adrienne Elise Tarver’s First Solo Museum Exhibition at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn.

  On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   FOR HER FIRST SOLO MUSEUM EXHIBITION, Adrienne Elise Tarver is presenting a focused installation. Opening tomorrow at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn., “Adrienne Elise Tarver: The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth” features “Manifesting Paradise” (2020–ongoing), a suite of 22 mixed-media works on...
A Rare Occurrence, New 2022 Wall Calendars Feature Celebrated Black Women Artists Faith Ringgold and Alma Thomas

A Rare Occurrence, New 2022 Wall Calendars Feature Celebrated Black Women Artists Faith Ringgold and Alma Thomas

  ANNUAL SURVEYS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART, wall calendars provide an affordable way to appreciate and display the work of Black artists. In recent years, the broadening interest in African American art has been reflected in an increasing number of wall calendars featuring the work. The selections have included surveys of historic, modern, and contemporary...
From California to Chicago, Tennessee to Maine, 15 of Summer's Best Museum Exhibitions Remain on View This Fall

From California to Chicago, Tennessee to Maine, 15 of Summer’s Best Museum Exhibitions Remain on View This Fall

  A BROAD SELECTION of exhibitions opened at art museums throughout the United States over the summer months. A great number of these shows remain on view, some through September, others further into the fall and beyond. Major traveling exhibitions of Bob Thompson, Joseph Yoakum, and Alma Thomas are underway. The first solo museum exhibitions...