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Fall Exhibitions: 42 Must-See Museum Shows Featuring Black Artists

Fall Exhibitions: 42 Must-See Museum Shows Featuring Black Artists

  DURING A TALK ABOUT COLLECTING African American art, collector Rodney Miller told curator Ruth Fine that he is a “big, big, big fan of painting.” And soon, Fine revealed to the audience gathered to hear the conversation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., that two of Miller’s paintings by Norman Lewis...
Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier Among 2015 MacArthur Fellows

Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier Among 2015 MacArthur Fellows

THE MACARTHUR FOUNDATION has announced its class of 2015 fellows and photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier is among the two dozen recognized for groundbreaking work and outstanding accomplishments in their field. “These 24 delightfully diverse MacArthur Fellows are shedding light and making progress on critical issues, pushing the boundaries of their fields, and improving our world...
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Kalup Linzy Discuss Met Museum Works that Inspire Them

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Kalup Linzy Discuss Met Museum Works that Inspire Them

SINCE SHE WAS A TEENAGER, LaToya Ruby Frazier has been using a camera to document her family and community. Growing up in Braddock, Pa., where the steel mill was the chief employer, her photographic endeavor became a serious pursuit when the industry collapsed. The local economy failed and its citizens faced critical health challenges caused...
Culture Type: The Year in Black Art 2014

Culture Type: The Year in Black Art 2014

FROM THE DAK’ART BIENNIAL in Senegal, to the 1:54 art fair in London and Prospect.3 in New Orleans, 2014 was brimming with compelling exhibitions, innovative projects and well-deserved honors. Kara Walker’s sugar sphinx installation in Brooklyn was perhaps the most thought-provoking and buzzed about exhibition of the year; Chris Ofili’s “Night and Day” survey at...
11 Best Black Art Books of 2014

11 Best Black Art Books of 2014

THE BEST EXHIBITION CATALOGS do more than document their gallery counterparts. They provide critical context, visual reference, an opportunity for innovative design that reflects the work, and a format in which the exhibition can live beyond its presentation dates. This year, there were a number of remarkable exhibitions featuring Black artists and the coinciding catalogs...
Recommended: LA Times Talks to LaToya Ruby Frazier, Bomb Chats with Theaster Gates, Fast Company on Weeksville

Recommended: LA Times Talks to LaToya Ruby Frazier, Bomb Chats with Theaster Gates, Fast Company on Weeksville

  RECOMMENDED FEATURES recently published content from around the web, recommendations from Culture Type worth taking the time to explore:   “Theaster Gates by Tom McDonough” | Bomb Magazine Tom McDonough engages Chicago artist and urban visionary Theaster Gates in a conversation about the many activities that define his robust, less-than-a-decade old practice. McDonough, chair...
Holiday Gift Guide 2014: A Curated Selection for the Art Lovers on Your List

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: A Curated Selection for the Art Lovers on Your List

GIVE THE GIFT OF ART. Many highly regarded artists are designing functional art objects that would make perfect gifts for the art lovers on your list. Culture Type has assembled more than a dozen fabulous finds that fit any budget and would thrill family, friends and even the most scrutinizing art collectors. Who wouldn’t want...
Links: Kerry James Marshall and David Hammons in London, USA Fellows and More

Links: Kerry James Marshall and David Hammons in London, USA Fellows and More

  LINKS TO THE PAST WEEK’S TOP NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE WORLD OF BLACK ART   The Independent talks with Kerry James Marshall about his childhood introduction to art and the motivation behind the images in his paintings, which are on view at David Zwirner in London. Read Article   ARTnews publishes an effusive...