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Works by 21 Artists are Featured in 'Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,' a New Documentary About the Acclaimed Author

Works by 21 Artists are Featured in ‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,’ a New Documentary About the Acclaimed Author

  THE POSTER PROMOTING a new documentary about Toni Morrison gives an indication of what’s to come in the film. A collage portrait by artist Mickalene Thomas depicts the Nobel Prize-winning author against a vivid fuchsia background. A live-action version of the portrait opens the film. The poster graphic comes together through a process of...
Kara Walker Offers a Critical Assessment of Toni Morrison's New Book

Kara Walker Offers a Critical Assessment of Toni Morrison’s New Book

View image | gettyimages.com   FOR TWO DECADES, KARA WALKER HAS PURSUED a unique practice focused on exploring the history of race, gender, power and exploitation in the antebellum South through large-scale cut-paper silhouettes, drawings, watercolor and video animation. The artist’s primary subject parallels that of Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Beloved” (1987), as well...
Weekend Listening: Hilton Als Talks with Toni Morrison, Thelma Golden and Khandi Alexander

Weekend Listening: Hilton Als Talks with Toni Morrison, Thelma Golden and Khandi Alexander

  TODAY HILTON ALS GUEST HOSTED STUDIO 360, the public radio program about the arts and the people who are shaping our culture. Filling in for regular host Kurt Andersen, the New Yorker critic took full advantage of the opportunity, delivering engaging conversations with three groundbreaking women in the arts.   Nobel Prize-winning author Toni...