African American art
Four African-American artists got together and purchased the singer-activist's home in North Carolina.
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"Someone asked me, "'Why do you write?' And I said, 'Because I wanted to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.'"
There's an abundance of reasons to visit the current set of exhibitions at the Studio Museum of Harlem (the ones on view close on June 8). I'll get to the art itself, but there are some overarching considerations.
Lezley Saar's latest exhibition "Monad" features mixed-media paintings of melancholic Victorian ladies floating through space on cellular vehicles.
Richard Stuart Perkins makes for an easy interview. I had the pleasure of sitting down with the filmmaker and photographer recently. He's talented, sweet, and charming. (It's a shame you don't get to hear his contagious laugh.) We touched on some heavy and important topics.
Seventeen-year-old Tonisha Owens stared wide-eyed at the faded script on an 1854 letter. It was once carried by another 17
The exhibition “Soul Stirring: African American Self-Taught Artists From the South” arrives at a troubling moment. From North
Resisting the Whitening of Bill Traylor: Why We Should Remember the Slave and Sharecropper As Much As the Artist
Putting Traylor at the forefront of the mid-20th century African-American context for art today seems an act of reclamation that, in addition to restoring the African-American artistic heritage, also dispels the unfortunate aura of Outsiderism,
Although Andrews has become known for his later images, which were typically easier and lighter, the strength of There Must Be a Heaven lies in showing how long it took for Andrews to get to a place of peace.
Kara Walker is no stranger to controversy. On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the African-American visual artist addressed a room of more than 100 people in New Jersey's Newark Public Library to talk about her work and its most recent firestorm.
On the surface, "An Economy of Grace" is a well-timed game-changer for painter Kehinde Wiley. After making a name for himself by exclusively painting men, "An Economy of Grace" presents Wiley's first series of portraits featuring women.
Rembert's mother left when he was just three months old, and he spent his childhood doing hard labor picking cotton alongside
The fate of sales devoted to African American artists, such as those at Swann and Leslie Hindman, may become unnecessary as more auction houses include these artists in their American art sales.