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On the Rise: 69 Museum Curators and Arts Leaders Who Took on Notable New Appointments in 2021

On the Rise: 69 Museum Curators and Arts Leaders Who Took on Notable New Appointments in 2021

  FIVE YEARS AGO, Culture Type began reporting on new appointments of Black curators, primarily in museums. The first review in 2016 was prompted by findings from the Mellon Foundation (2015) that showed American museums employed very few Black people in positions that shape them in terms of their management and intellectual direction as institutions...
Jamillah James Appointed Senior Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: As a Student 'Visiting the MCA Helped Me Realize the Possibilities of Curating and of Museums'

Jamillah James Appointed Senior Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: As a Student ‘Visiting the MCA Helped Me Realize the Possibilities of Curating and of Museums’

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO announced new leadership appointments to its curatorial team today. Jamillah James was named Manilow Senior Curator. MCA Chicago described her new role as leading the visual arts department and serving as a “driving force” in curatorial programming. She joins the museum from the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los...
Latest News in Black Art: Simone Leigh Departs Hauser & Wirth, CAAM Names Isabelle Lutterodt Deputy Director, Collectors Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys Grace Cover of Architectural Digest & More

Latest News in Black Art: Simone Leigh Departs Hauser & Wirth, CAAM Names Isabelle Lutterodt Deputy Director, Collectors Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys Grace Cover of Architectural Digest & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Simone Leigh photographed at Stratton Sculpture Studios, 2020. | © Simone Leigh, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Shaniqwa Jarvis   Repesentation BROOKLYN-BASED ARTIST Simone Leigh is departing Hauser & Wirth. ARTnews...
Expanding the Legacy of Noah Davis, Underground Museum Announces Inaugural Winners of Curatorial Prize Named for Artist

Expanding the Legacy of Noah Davis, Underground Museum Announces Inaugural Winners of Curatorial Prize Named for Artist

  THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM (UM) in Los Angeles announced three recipients of the new Noah Davis Prize today. Curators Candice Hopkins, Jamillah James, and Thomas Jean Lax are the inaugural winners of the prize. Each will receive $25,000 and participate in a curatorial symposium at the museum in spring 2022. Supported by the Chanel Culture...
The Week in Black Art, March 29-April 4, 2021: Artist Winfred Rembert Has Died, Curator Danielle A. Jackson is Going to Artists Space, Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle  Appointed Online Director at Pace Gallery

The Week in Black Art, March 29-April 4, 2021: Artist Winfred Rembert Has Died, Curator Danielle A. Jackson is Going to Artists Space, Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle Appointed Online Director at Pace Gallery

  This post will be updated with the latest news in Black art throughout the week   Surviving a Lynching | Ashes to Ashes: An award-winning, short documentary made in 2019, considers artist Winfred Rembert’s traumatic experiences in the Jim Crow South, a narrative that reflects America’s dark history with racism and injustice. | Video...
On the Rise: 47 Curators and Arts Leaders Who Took on New Appointments in 2019

On the Rise: 47 Curators and Arts Leaders Who Took on New Appointments in 2019

  BLACK CURATORS have risen to significant positions at important institutions in the United States and internationally over the past year. In a field where people of color have historically been underrepresented, this 2019 listing of new curatorial and arts leadership appointments demonstrates the growing influence of people of African descent in the visual arts....
Latest News in African American Art: Museum Staffers are Publicizing Their Salaries, Racial Profiling at MFA Boston, New Archibald Motley Painting at DIA, and More

Latest News in African American Art: Museum Staffers are Publicizing Their Salaries, Racial Profiling at MFA Boston, New Archibald Motley Painting at DIA, and More

“Café​, Paris” (1929) by Archibald J. Motley Jr., at DIA   The following review of the past week or so presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related black culture:   Museum Staffers are Sharing Their Salaries on a Google Spreadsheet Employees of museums across the country are publicizing their...
Next: 28 Art Curators to Watch Who Took on New Appointments in 2018

Next: 28 Art Curators to Watch Who Took on New Appointments in 2018

  A SELECT GROUP OF BLACK CURATORS is making significant contributions to the museum field—collaborating with artists, organizing important exhibitions, shaping collections and programming, and taking advantage of opportunities to lend their expertise beyond their institutions. Their representation is growing, slowly, but their presence and achievements remain rare. On the American museum front, among curators,...
'Royal Flush': Artist Nina Chanel Abney Debuts in Los Angeles at Two Museums

‘Royal Flush’: Artist Nina Chanel Abney Debuts in Los Angeles at Two Museums

  IN A 2008 PAINTING, Nina Chanel Abney brought together the seemingly disparate images of her friend Randal, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a pack of dogs, and Michael Vick, the NFL player who was serving 21 months in prison for participating in dog fighting, when the work was made. Titled “Randaleeza,” the...
Latest News in African American Art: Juergen Teller Appropriated the Work of Mickalene Thomas, VMFA Elected New Board President, Alma Thomas Papers Digitized

Latest News in African American Art: Juergen Teller Appropriated the Work of Mickalene Thomas, VMFA Elected New Board President, Alma Thomas Papers Digitized

This December/January 2018 cover of Paris Vogue conjures the style of Mickalene Thomas, but the image was created by Juergen Teller.   The following review of the past week or so presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related culture:   NEWS The benefactor behind Anonymous Was a Woman, which...
Art Strike Calls for Cultural Institutions to Close on Inauguration Day to Combat Normalization of President-Elect

Art Strike Calls for Cultural Institutions to Close on Inauguration Day to Combat Normalization of President-Elect

Embed from Getty Images   This post has been updated.   ARTISTS, CURATORS, AND CRITICS are planning an Art Strike on Inauguration Day. The J20 Art Strike calls for a day of “noncompliance,” no work, no school, no business. The organizers are entreating museums, galleries, theaters, concert halls, studios, nonprofits, and art schools to close...
Next: 18 Curators & Cultural Leaders to Watch Who Joined New Institutions in 2016

Next: 18 Curators & Cultural Leaders to Watch Who Joined New Institutions in 2016

MANY CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS have finally come around to realizing that it is imperative that their boards, staff and programming reflect the communities they serve. Putting such measures into practice is another matter. A recent Mellon Foundation survey conducted with the Association of Art Museum Directors and the American Alliance of Museums found most museum staffs...
Retrospective: A Review of the Latest News in Black Art - New Appointment for Curator Jamillah James

Retrospective: A Review of the Latest News in Black Art – New Appointment for Curator Jamillah James

RETROSPECTIVE is a review of the latest news and happenings related to art by and about people of African descent. This week, highlights include a couple of major appointments: curator Jamillah James is joining the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and poet Kevin Young is taking the helm of the Schomburg Center for Research...