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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...
Latest News in Black Art: Howard University Acquires 252 Gordon Parks Photos, Deana Lawson Wins Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, Smithsonian Adds 200+ Works by Craft Artists to Collection & More

Latest News in Black Art: Howard University Acquires 252 Gordon Parks Photos, Deana Lawson Wins Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, Smithsonian Adds 200+ Works by Craft Artists to Collection & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   GORDON PARKS, “Marian Anderson broadcasting a Negro spiritual at the dedication of a mural installed in U.S. Department of the Interior building, commemorating the outdoor concert she gave at the Lincoln Memorial after the Daughters...
'Black American Portraits' Showcases 140 Artworks, Two Centuries of Representation Across Geographies and Diverse Practices

‘Black American Portraits’ Showcases 140 Artworks, Two Centuries of Representation Across Geographies and Diverse Practices

Installation view of “Black American Portraits,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art   THE OBAMA PORTRAITS were such a hit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the museum launched a multi-city tour to give people throughout the country a chance to see the historic paintings. Kehinde Wiley‘s portrait of President Barack Obama...
American Folk Art Museum Will Honor Artists Faith Ringgold, Bisa Butler, and Brian Donnelly (KAWS) at 60th Anniversary Gala

American Folk Art Museum Will Honor Artists Faith Ringgold, Bisa Butler, and Brian Donnelly (KAWS) at 60th Anniversary Gala

  THREE OF THE MOST creative and relevant artists working today will be honored by the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM). The museum is paying tribute to Faith Ringgold, Bisa Butler, and Brian Donnelly (a.k.a. KAWS) at its 60th Anniversary Benefit Gala at Gotham Hall in New York on April 7. AFAM describes itself as...
Latest News in Black Art: Gordon Parks Foundation Names 2022 Fellows, Sable Elyse Smith Joins Regen Projects, Floyd Cooper Wins Coretta Scott King Book Award

Latest News in Black Art: Gordon Parks Foundation Names 2022 Fellows, Sable Elyse Smith Joins Regen Projects, Floyd Cooper Wins Coretta Scott King Book Award

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Gordon Parks Foundation 2022 Fellows: From left, Bisa Butler. | Photo by Gioncarlo Valentine; Andre D. Wagner. | Photo by Ike Edeani; and Nicole R. Fleetwood. | Courtesy Gordon Parks Foundation   Awards & Honors...
Latest News in Black Art: Ghanaian Artist Atta Kwami Has Died, Julie Mehretu Joins Whitney Museum Board, Bisa Butler Portrait of Questlove Covers New York Times Magazine & More

Latest News in Black Art: Ghanaian Artist Atta Kwami Has Died, Julie Mehretu Joins Whitney Museum Board, Bisa Butler Portrait of Questlove Covers New York Times Magazine & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Atta Kwami, 2019. | Photo: Modern Painters, New Decorators, Courtesy Serpentine Galleries   UK-BASED, GHANAIAN ARTIST and printmaker Atta Kwami (1956-2021) has died. He was 65. Kwami’s paintings, murals, and kiosk sculptures are informed by...
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...
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...
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...
Bisa Butler Quilt Illustrates May/June Cover of Essence Magazine Dedicated to 'Year That Changed the World'

Bisa Butler Quilt Illustrates May/June Cover of Essence Magazine Dedicated to ‘Year That Changed the World’

  A ONE-OF-A-KIND QUILT by Bisa Butler graces the cover of the forthcoming Essence magazine. The specially commissioned quilt illustrates the magazine’s May/June 2021 edition. Dedicated to “The Year that Changed the World,” the issue looks back at the past year, which brought political unrest, police brutality, economic inequality, and a global pandemic. Butler is...
Culture Type: The Year in Black Art, Key News, Exhibitions, Awards, and More That Defined 2020

Culture Type: The Year in Black Art, Key News, Exhibitions, Awards, and More That Defined 2020

  Noah Davis at David Zwirner Gallery, NY   BLACK ARTISTS WON NUMEROUS AWARDS, joined major art galleries, and published lavishly illustrated books about their work in 2020. Early in the year, Christine Turner’s documentary “Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business” screened at Sundance, an expansive survey of Los Angeles painter Noah Davis opened at...
Culture Type Picks: 15 Best Black Art Books of 2020

Culture Type Picks: 15 Best Black Art Books of 2020

  WITH MUSEUMS CLOSED and galleries shuttered for months on end in 2020, a succession of new art books focused on Black artists provided much needed solace, insights, and deep dives into the practices of up-and-coming artists and historic figures. When exhibitions dedicated to Kamoinge Workshop, Tyler Mitchell, Jordan Casteel, and Yvette Yiadom-Boakye were temporarily...
Time Magazine Recognizes 100 Years of Influential Women with Covers by Mickalene Thomas, Bisa Butler, and Toyin Ojih Odutola

Time Magazine Recognizes 100 Years of Influential Women with Covers by Mickalene Thomas, Bisa Butler, and Toyin Ojih Odutola

  TIME MAGAZINE is exploring the most influential women of the past century. 2020 marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote in the United States. To recognize the milestone that transformed women’s individual and collective agency, the magazine launched a project called 100 Women of the Year. Introducing the project, Nancy Gibbs,...