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2019 MacArthur Fellows Include Artist Cameron Rowland and Landscape Architect Walter Hood

2019 MacArthur Fellows Include Artist Cameron Rowland and Landscape Architect Walter Hood

Landscape Architect Walter Hood   EARLIER THIS YEAR, Cameron Rowland had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles. His research-based practice brings attention to generations of systemic racism and inequality upheld by government institutions and longstanding polices. For his MOCA show, he focused his scrutiny on the museum, which benefitted...
Titus Kaphar, Whose Paintings Reconstruct Accepted Historic Narratives, is a 2018 MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow

Titus Kaphar, Whose Paintings Reconstruct Accepted Historic Narratives, is a 2018 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow

Titus Kaphar in his New Haven, Conn., studio.   YEARS BEFORE THE DEBATE about decolonizing America’s public squares where monuments pay homage to slaveholders and Confederate generals reached a fever pitch in 2017, Titus Kaphar was engaging with representation in Western art history and its overwhelming penchant for foregrounding white men while people of color...
Dawoud Bey and Njideka Akunyili Crosby Awarded 2017 MacArthur 'Genius' Grants

Dawoud Bey and Njideka Akunyili Crosby Awarded 2017 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants

Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Dawoud Bey. | Photos courtesy MacArthur Foundation   THE LATEST CLASS of MacArthur Foundation fellows includes photographer Dawoud Bey and painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby. The artists are among 24 recipients of 2017 “Genius” grants announced today. MacArthur Fellowships are bestowed upon “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in...
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...