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Smithsonian Announces Nominees for James Dicke Prize

Smithsonian Announces Nominees for James Dicke Prize

From left, artists Dave McKenzie, Mickalene Thomas, Julie Mehretu, and Theaster Gates.   DAVE MCKENZIE, MICKALENE THOMAS, JULIE MEHRETU, Njideka Akunyili and Theaster Gates are in good company. The artists are among 13 nominated for the biennial James Dicke Contemporary Art Prize. The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced the nominees on Aug. 14. Established by...
The Week in Black Art | July 26 to Aug. 1, 2014

The Week in Black Art | July 26 to Aug. 1, 2014

A REVIEW OF THE WEEK’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE ART WORLD Featuring Franklin Sirmans, Kehinde Wiley, Jacob Lawrence and more   Kehinde Wiley Publishes New Catalog of Jamaican Portraits Jamaica is the latest destination on Kehinde Wiley‘s world tour. A master of portraiture, Wiley has traveled to Nigeria, Senegal, Brazil, Israel, Sri Lanka and...
Artist Nick Cave Remembers Gallerist Claude Simard

Artist Nick Cave Remembers Gallerist Claude Simard

  IN A RECENT ARTNEWS CONVERSATION titled, ‘An Angel That Sits Upon Our Shoulders,’ Nick Cave pays tribute to gallery owner and artist Claude Simard (1956-2014) who died June 24. Simard was a partner in Jack Shainman Gallery, which represents Cave and a number of other prominent black artists including El Anatsui, Barkley Hendricks, Kerry...
Art Agenda | July 14 - 20, 2014

Art Agenda | July 14 – 20, 2014

  ART AGENDA IS A LISTING OF MUST-SEE EXHIBITION OPENINGS and interesting talks and appearances happening this week in black art. Today’s edition features a new slate of exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem and more:   July 17- Oct. 26, 2014 Artists in Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem | New York...
Art Agenda | June 23-29, 2014

Art Agenda | June 23-29, 2014

  ART AGENDA IS A LISTING OF MUST-SEE EXHIBITION OPENINGS and interesting talks and appearances happening this week in black art. Today’s edition features a panoply of impressive presentations of modern and contemporary art from Los Angeles and Sacramento to Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York:   June 25 – Aug. 10, 2014 “If You Build...