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Whitney Museum's 'Spilling Over' Exhibition Celebrates Color and Calls to Mind an Earlier Moment in Art History

Whitney Museum’s ‘Spilling Over’ Exhibition Celebrates Color and Calls to Mind an Earlier Moment in Art History

  INSTALLED ON THE EIGHTH FLOOR of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, a group exhibition celebrates color. “Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s” considers the technical, formal, and substantive possibilities of painting with bold, neon, and saturated hues. Drawing exclusively on the Whitney Museum’s collection, the show brings together 18...
The Week in African American Art: Kehinde Wiley Signed with a Hollywood Agent & More

The Week in African American Art: Kehinde Wiley Signed with a Hollywood Agent & More

  The following review of the past week presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related culture:   Kehinde Wiley has signed with a Hollywood talent agency. Shown here, he attends the opening for his 2017 exhibition “Trickster” at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York City. | Photo by Johnny...
Speed Art Museum Acquires Bob Thompson Painting, a Self-Portrait of the Louisville Native

Speed Art Museum Acquires Bob Thompson Painting, a Self-Portrait of the Louisville Native

Bob Thompson, 1964 | Smithsonian Archives of American Art   1960 WAS A PIVOTAL YEAR for Bob Thompson (1937-1966). He had his first solo exhibition at the Delancey Street Museum on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The same year, he made a rare self-portrait, depicting himself in his Clinton Street studio surrounded by his...
Gallery Openings: 21 Fall Exhibitions Featuring Black Artists

Gallery Openings: 21 Fall Exhibitions Featuring Black Artists

EACH FALL BRINGS A NEW SLATE of art exhibitions, usually the best of the calendar year. This season, commercial galleries are showing an interesting mix of African American and African diasporic artists working in a range of mediums and addressing a diversity of issues. Following William Pope.L‘s “Trinket” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art,...
Treadway Toomey Auctioning Works by 74 African American Artists in Chicago

Treadway Toomey Auctioning Works by 74 African American Artists in Chicago

WHILE THE ART WORLD GATHERS IN MIAMI BEACH for Art Basel, those interested in work by African American artists should be attuned to what is happening in Chicago. Tomorrow Treadway Toomey Auctions is offering paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture by 74 black artists. The group includes well-known 20th century figures Charles Alston, Richmond Barthe, Beauford...