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Atlanta: 2024 Driskell Prize Winner Naomi Beckwith Celebrated at High Museum of Art Gala and Afterparty

Atlanta: 2024 Driskell Prize Winner Naomi Beckwith Celebrated at High Museum of Art Gala and Afterparty

2024 Driskell Prize Recipient Naomi Beckwith, deputy director and chief curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, N.Y. | Photo by Rafterman, Courtesy The High Museum of Art   Gala guests included High Museum of Art Director Randall Suffolk, curator Valerie Cassel Oliver, photographer Tyler Mitchell, designer Sergio Hudson, artist Ebony G....
Marking 20 Years, New Documentary Explores Founding of 'Art, Beats + Lyrics' Urban Art Show and Music Tour

Marking 20 Years, New Documentary Explores Founding of ‘Art, Beats + Lyrics’ Urban Art Show and Music Tour

Art, Beats + Lyrics is a touring urban art exhibition launched in Atlanta in 2004. From left, Founder and Producer Jabari Graham and Curator Dwayne “Dubelyoo” Wright. | Courtesy AB+L   ATLANTA, GA., HAS BEEN A NEXUS for African American art and artists for nearly a century since Hale Woodruff, Atlanta University’s first art teacher,...
2024 David C. Driskell Prize Goes to Naomi Beckwith, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of Guggenheim Museum: 'I Am Equal Parts Elated and Humbled'

2024 David C. Driskell Prize Goes to Naomi Beckwith, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of Guggenheim Museum: ‘I Am Equal Parts Elated and Humbled’

THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART announced Naomi Beckwith is the recipient of the 2024 David C. Driskell Prize. The $50,000 prize is awarded annually to an artist, curator, or scholar in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of African American art. Beckwith is the deputy director and Jennifer and David Stockman chief curator of...
Adrienne L. Childs Will Receive 2022 David C. Driskell Prize, Curator Calls Award 'Unexpected and Extraordinary Honor'

Adrienne L. Childs Will Receive 2022 David C. Driskell Prize, Curator Calls Award ‘Unexpected and Extraordinary Honor’

  FOR NEARLY TWO DECADES, the David C. Driskell Prize has recognized acclaimed artists and scholars for their contributions to the field of African American art. Recipients have included Kellie Jones, Franklin Sirmans, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Rashid Johnson, Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Lyle Ashton Harris, Mark Bradford, Naima J. Keith, Amy Sherald, and Huey Copeland. Now...
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)...
Karen Comer Lowe Named Executive Director of Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta Institution Known for Collection of African American Art

Karen Comer Lowe Named Executive Director of Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta Institution Known for Collection of African American Art

  AN ATLANTA INSTITUTION with a formidable collection of Black art, Hammonds House Museum announced Karen Comer Lowe is its new executive director and first chief curator. Comer Lowe has a spectrum of experience in the Atlanta arts scene, most recently serving as manager and curator at Chastain Arts Center. She is returning to Hammonds...
Lauren Tate Baeza Appointed Curator of African Art at High Museum of Art in Atlanta

Lauren Tate Baeza Appointed Curator of African Art at High Museum of Art in Atlanta

Curator Lauren Tate Baeza   THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART in Atlanta appointed Lauren Tate Baeza as its Fred and Rita Richman curator of African art. She will oversee the Atlanta museum’s African art department. A curator and Africanist with experience working with museums and international aid organizations, Baeza has been serving as the director...