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Coming Soon: 'Icons of Nature and History,' a Major Survey of David Driskell Opens at High Museum in Atlanta in February 2021

Coming Soon: ‘Icons of Nature and History,’ a Major Survey of David Driskell Opens at High Museum in Atlanta in February 2021

  A MAJOR TRAVELING SURVEY of David Driskell (1931-2020) opens at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta in February 2021. “David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History” will present an overview of Driskell’s illustrious career and celebrate highlights of his oeuvre, across painting, printmaking and collage. About 60 paintings and works on paper will...
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...
American and European Museums Plan 48-Hour Stream of Arthur Jafa's Moving Video Installation 'Love is the Message'

American and European Museums Plan 48-Hour Stream of Arthur Jafa’s Moving Video Installation ‘Love is the Message’

Still from Arthur Jafa’s “Love is the Message, The Message is Death” (2016)   A MEDLEY OF HISTORIC and contemporary footage, Arthur Jafa‘s “Love is the Message, The Message is Death” (2016) is an ode to the black experience. The video installation is a rapid-pace montage of poignant images, both celebratory and heart-wrenching. Kanye West’s...
Houston-Based Artist Jamal D. Cyrus on  Receiving 2020 David C. Driskell Prize: 'The  Symbolism is Extremely Important to Me'

Houston-Based Artist Jamal D. Cyrus on Receiving 2020 David C. Driskell Prize: ‘The Symbolism is Extremely Important to Me’

THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART in Atlanta named artist Jamal D. Cyrus recipient of the 2020 David C. Driskell Prize. Cyrus lives and works in Houston where his conceptual and research-driven practice mines American history with a focus on better understanding cultural and national heritage in the context of black political movements, social justice issues,...
High Museum of Art Awards 2019 David C. Driskell Prize to Scholar Huey Copeland

High Museum of Art Awards 2019 David C. Driskell Prize to Scholar Huey Copeland

THE LATEST RECIPIENT of the David C. Driskell Prize is scholar Huey Copeland. The High Museum of Art in Atlanta announced today the Northwestern University art historian is the winner of the 2019 prize, which includes a $25,000 cash award. Copeland will be honored on April 26 at a celebratory dinner at the museum. Copeland’s...
Amid Rising Calls for Social Justice in America, the Clenched Fist is Appearing in Artwork and Museums

Amid Rising Calls for Social Justice in America, the Clenched Fist is Appearing in Artwork and Museums

From left, “Bridge” by Glenn Kaino; Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos at the 1968 Summer Olympics.   THE CLENCHED FIST, a symbol of Black Power and strength in the face of adversity, is showing up in museums. The historic gesture reflects the current moment in which many groups, frustrated with the political climate and...
2018 David C. Driskell Prize is Going to Artist Amy Sherald

2018 David C. Driskell Prize is Going to Artist Amy Sherald

THIS MORNING, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta announced Amy Sherald is the recipient of the 2018 David C. Driskell Prize. Sherald is celebrated for her imaginative portraits of real people and in the past few years has received wide-spread recognition for her distinct work. Recently, she was commissioned to paint First Lady Michelle...
Curator Naima Keith Named 2017 Recipient of David C. Driskell Prize

Curator Naima Keith Named 2017 Recipient of David C. Driskell Prize

Embed from Getty Images   INNOVATIVE AND RELEVANT PROGRAMMING has become a signature of the California African American Museum (CAAM) over the past year. Recent presentations have included “Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space”; “Genevieve Gaignard: Smell the Roses,” the first museum exhibition of the emerging artist; and a group exhibition featuring four contemporary African...