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Four Foundations Acquired Johnson Publishing Archive for $30 Million on Behalf of Getty Research Institute and Smithsonian's African American Museum

Four Foundations Acquired Johnson Publishing Archive for $30 Million on Behalf of Getty Research Institute and Smithsonian’s African American Museum

  THE HISTORIC ARCHIVE of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) was sold to a consortium of four foundations—the Ford Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for $30 million. The purchase was made through an auction process that commenced July 17 and concluded yesterday. The final sale is...
Latest News in African American Art: Curators Named for First-Ever Tennessee Triennial, Kehinde Wiley Sculpture in Times Square, Arthur Ashe Boulevard Dedicated in Richmond & More

Latest News in African American Art: Curators Named for First-Ever Tennessee Triennial, Kehinde Wiley Sculpture in Times Square, Arthur Ashe Boulevard Dedicated in Richmond & More

  The following review presents a snapshot of the recent news in African American art and related black culture:   Lauren Haynes and Teka Selman Named Co-Curators for Inaugural Tennessee Triennial A new triennial launching in Tennessee in 2021 will be co-organized by Lauren Haynes, curator of contemporary art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of...
Veteran Museum Director Spencer Crew is Serving as Interim Head of Smithsonian African American Museum

Veteran Museum Director Spencer Crew is Serving as Interim Head of Smithsonian African American Museum

  THE SMITHSONIAN’S black history museum has been entrusted to Spencer R. Crew, a curator, scholar, and veteran museum director. In the wake of Lonnie Bunch’s appointment as secretary of the entire Smithsonian Institution, the founding director of the National Museum of African America History and Culture (NMAAHC) tapped Crew, 60, as his temporary replacement....
Lonnie Bunch is Taking Over the Smithsonian Institution. Named Secretary, He Will Lead 19 Museums and National Zoo

Lonnie Bunch is Taking Over the Smithsonian Institution. Named Secretary, He Will Lead 19 Museums and National Zoo

Smithsonian Secretary-elect Lonnie G. Bunch III   THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION’S Board of Regents launched a search for a new leader in December and found the ideal candidate was already in its midst. This morning, the Smithsonian announced the election of Lonnie G. Bunch III, who will serve as the 14th Secretary. Bunch is the founding...
Early Photograph of Harriet Tubman Displayed Publicly for First Time at Smithsonian African American Museum

Early Photograph of Harriet Tubman Displayed Publicly for First Time at Smithsonian African American Museum

  A PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN photograph of Harriet Tubman (c. 1822-1913) depicts her seated with her arm draped over the back of a chair. Impeccably dressed, she wears a full skirt and buttoned bodice with detailed stitching on the sleeves. Believed to be the earliest image of Tubman in existence, the portrait of the storied abolitionist...
Latest News: Police Brutality Exhibition Remains on Pause, 1-54 African Art Fair Heads to Manhattan, Artist Warrington Colescott Has Died & More

Latest News: Police Brutality Exhibition Remains on Pause, 1-54 African Art Fair Heads to Manhattan, Artist Warrington Colescott Has Died & More

Sept. 18: After putting her exhibition “America Monuments” on hold, artist lauren woods explains why the action is necessary. | Video by Daily 49er   The following review of the past week or so presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related culture:   NEWS After four years in Brooklyn,...
Sept. 23-24: Smithsonian's African American Museum is Marking First Anniversary with Weekend of Special Events

Sept. 23-24: Smithsonian’s African American Museum is Marking First Anniversary with Weekend of Special Events

  ONE YEAR AFTER ITS LONG-AWAITED DEBUT, overwhelming interest in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) hasn’t waned. The museum dedicated to the contributions and experiences of black Americans opened Sept. 24, 2016, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Often referred to as the “Blacksonian,” the museum turns one...
Coming Soon: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Smithsonian's African American Museum

Coming Soon: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Smithsonian’s African American Museum

From left, architects Phil Freelon and David Adjaye discuss the design for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. | Photo by Victoria L. Valentine   WASHINGTON, D.C. — THE COUNTDOWN IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY. Two months from today, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will celebrate its grand opening...
Sneak Peak: Smithsonian Curators Preview New African American Museum

Sneak Peak: Smithsonian Curators Preview New African American Museum

  A CENTURY IN THE MAKING, when the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opens on Sept. 24, a major section of the fourth floor will be devoted to visual art. Exhibitions throughout the rest of the museum will examine in depth the experiences of African Americans, stories central to the...
61 Photos of Sea Island Slave Descendants Donated to Smithsonian

61 Photos of Sea Island Slave Descendants Donated to Smithsonian

  BANK OF AMERICA dontated 61 photos of a small community of slave descendants living on a South Carolina sea island to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) this week. According to an AP report published in the Washington Post, the photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe were taken between 1977 and...