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Prospect New Orleans Announces 2020 Dates, Appoints Director's Council, Including  Gia Hamilton, Courtney J. Martin, Valerie Cassel Oliver, and  Franklin Sirmans

Prospect New Orleans Announces 2020 Dates, Appoints Director’s Council, Including Gia Hamilton, Courtney J. Martin, Valerie Cassel Oliver, and Franklin Sirmans

  THE FIFTH EDITION of Prospect New Orleans officially opens to the public Oct. 24, 2020 and runs through Jan. 24, 2021. The triennial will feature artists from around the world and engage resources throughout New Orleans—the cultural community, arts institutions, and local sites. Prospect.5 is led by curators Naima J. Keith and Diana Nawi....
Black Curators Have Been Making Significant Strides, Art Museums are Finally Getting on Board to Aid Their Progress

Black Curators Have Been Making Significant Strides, Art Museums are Finally Getting on Board to Aid Their Progress

Legacy Russell, Larry Ossei-Mensah, and Naomi Beckwith, took on new curatorial roles this week.   THE FOURTH ITERATION of Made in L.A. is currently on view at the Hammer Museum. The biennial features 33 emerging and under-recognized artists, some of the most interesting and thought-provoking figures working in the Los Angeles area. Spanning nearly four...
Next: 23 Art Curators to Watch Who Took on New Appointments in 2017

Next: 23 Art Curators to Watch Who Took on New Appointments in 2017

THE ART, EXHIBITIONS, AND PROGRAMMING featured in museums and cultural institutions are largely shaped, guided and decided upon by curators, an elite group lacking racial and ethnic diversity. A recent survey from the Mellon Foundation found that representation for black curators (and conservators, educators and leaders) in the museum sector is dismal—just 4 percent. To...
From Houston to Richmond: VMFA Hires Valerie Cassel Oliver as Modern and Contemporary Art Curator

From Houston to Richmond: VMFA Hires Valerie Cassel Oliver as Modern and Contemporary Art Curator

  THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS (VMFA) named Valerie Cassel Oliver its new Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Recognized for her ability to connect with artists and identify promising emerging figures, Cassel Oliver is expected to invigorate the department, introducing an innovative exhibition program and a broad range...
6 Best Black Art Books of 2013

6 Best Black Art Books of 2013

  WHETHER YOU WISH TO ADD to your own collection or you’re looking for the perfect gift for your favorite art aficionado, several excellent books were published this year, expanding the scholarship on contemporary Black art. Significant volumes from Kara Walker, Theaster Gates and Lorna Simpson were among the best. Here is the list of...