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Culture Type Gift Guide 2021: Celebrate the Holidays with Fabulous Finds Inspired by Leading Black Artists

Culture Type Gift Guide 2021: Celebrate the Holidays with Fabulous Finds Inspired by Leading Black Artists

  THE EVER-PRESENT FLORAL PATTERNS in the background of Kehinde Wiley’s famous portraits inspired a set of notecards. A deck of playing cards features artwork by Gee’s Bend, Ala., quilt artists. Rashid Johnson’s Untitled Escape Collage is emblazoned on a hoodie. From apparel and accessories to stationery and home goods, African American artists have inspired...
Latest News in Black Art: David Shrobe Joins Monique Meloche, Sandra Mujinga Wins Top German Art Prize, Jeremy O. Harris and Arthur Jafa Named New Museum Visionaries, Rob Fields Leads Sugar Hill Museum & More

Latest News in Black Art: David Shrobe Joins Monique Meloche, Sandra Mujinga Wins Top German Art Prize, Jeremy O. Harris and Arthur Jafa Named New Museum Visionaries, Rob Fields Leads Sugar Hill Museum & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   From left: DAVID SHROBE, “Riding the Wind’s Back,” 2021 (oil on canvas, acrylic and white charcoal on linen, acrylic and colored pencil on wood, and canvas, silk, suede, wool chambray, canvas, acrylic, and faux suede...
International Recognition: From America to Africa, Europe and Asia, Museum Exhibitions are Celebrating Black Female Artists

International Recognition: From America to Africa, Europe and Asia, Museum Exhibitions are Celebrating Black Female Artists

  CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, in many ways represents the modus operandi of Black female artists. Achieving a certain level of success and recognition requires beating profound odds in a field where women, particularly women of color, are underrepresented and undervalued at nearly every turn—from exhibitions, gallery representation,...
The Week in Black Art, March 1-7, 2021: Two Museums Will Acquire Amy Sherald's Portrait of Breonna Taylor, Text From Obama Speech Will Grace Facade of Presidential Museum

The Week in Black Art, March 1-7, 2021: Two Museums Will Acquire Amy Sherald’s Portrait of Breonna Taylor, Text From Obama Speech Will Grace Facade of Presidential Museum

  This post will be updated with the latest news in Black art throughout the week   AMY SHERALD (b. 1973), “Breonna Taylor,” 2020 (oil on linen, 137.2 x 109.2 cm / 54 x 43 inches). | © Amy Sherald. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Joseph Hyde   March 7, 2021...
America the Beautiful: Vision of Artist Lorraine O'Grady and Voice of Ray Charles Inspire New Biden-Harris Video

America the Beautiful: Vision of Artist Lorraine O’Grady and Voice of Ray Charles Inspire New Biden-Harris Video

  A NEW VIDEO produced by the Biden-Harris campaign, captures Americans from all walks of life at home and work, in bustling cities and expansive rural landscapes, from sea to shining sea. With the Ray Charles rendition of “America the Beautiful” serving as the soundtrack, the video depicts Americans holding up ornate gold picture frames,...
'Harlem: In Situ' at Addison Gallery Explores the Neighborhood's Complex History and Influence on Generations of Artists

‘Harlem: In Situ’ at Addison Gallery Explores the Neighborhood’s Complex History and Influence on Generations of Artists

“Three Little Girls Eating Ice Cream Cones” (1936) by Lucien Aigner   WHILE AFRICAN AMERICANS have lived in Harlem for centuries, photographers and artists have notably documented what became black Harlem for about 100 years and continue to train their sights on the cultural mecca increasingly defined by gentrification. The storied Harlem that captures the...
This Fall, Multiple Exhibitions Dedicated to 'Soul of a Nation' Artists are on View Throughout New York City

This Fall, Multiple Exhibitions Dedicated to ‘Soul of a Nation’ Artists are on View Throughout New York City

Installation view of “Frank Bowling: Make It New” at Alexander Gray Associates   TEN DAYS AGO, “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” opened at the Brooklyn Museum. The groundbreaking traveling show “shines light on a broad spectrum of Black artistic practice from 1963 to 1983, one of the most politically,...
Where My Girls At? 20 Black Female Artists with Solo Exhibitions on View this Fall

Where My Girls At? 20 Black Female Artists with Solo Exhibitions on View this Fall

Installation by Ebony G. Patterson.   IN JUNE, ARTNEWS DEVOTED a special issue to women in the art world and the findings revealed a major gulf between the experiences of male and female artists and curators. According to ARTnews, women are seriously underrepresented when it comes to running major museums. Female artists trail far behind...