Re-envisioning the ancestors through visual art | African Prints in Fashion
Meet visual artist Makeba "KEEBS" Rainey and her beautiful collages of Black Icons. Find out more about the artist in this interview.
Bisa Butler: African American Quilter Extraordinaire
Phenomenally intricate quilted pieces of art based on the lives of everyday African-American people---who does that? Bisa Butler, that’s who. Using differen
Curated by Danny Simmons and Shantrelle P. Lewis, the art exhibition “American Hoodoo” will open on January 12, 2017, at Rush Arts Gallery, located at 526 West 26th Street, Suite 311, in New York, New York.
Gordon Parks. Muslim Rally. 1963 | MoMA
Gordon Parks. Muslim Rally. 1963. Gelatin silver print. 18 15/16 × 13 7/16" (48.1 × 34.1 cm). Gift of the artist in honor of Edward Steichen. 329.1993. © 2020 Gordon Parks Foundation. Photography
Why this artist is putting religious halos around his queer subjects
They’re the same halos you see above sacred figures in religious art—except this artist adds the glowing discs around the heads of his gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender subjects.
Romare Bearden | Martin Luther King Jr. - Mountain Top (1968) | Artsy
From Heritage Auctions, Romare Bearden, Martin Luther King Jr. - Mountain Top (1968), Screenprint in colors, 29 3/4 × 19 5/8 in
Charles White: A Retrospective | LACMA
The first major 21st-century museum retrospective on this famed mid-century artist, Charles White: A Retrospective traces White’s career and impact in the cities he called home: Chicago, his birthplace; New York, where he joined social causes and gained acclaim; and Los Angeles, where he developed his mature art and became a civil rights activist. The exhibition includes approximately 100 drawings and prints along with lesser-known oil paintings.
Romare Bearden | The Block | The Met
Artist: Romare Bearden (American, Charlotte, North Carolina 1911–1988 New York). Date: 1971. Medium: Cut and pasted printed, colored and metallic papers, ...
John Biggers :: The Johnson Collection, LLC
John Biggers believed “that self-dignity and racial pride could be consciously approached through art," especially his own social realist murals and late career symbolic paintings.
Bisa Butler - Claire Oliver Gallery
Bisa Butler's stories are told in the fabrics that she chooses, the textures she combines, and the colors that create a whole new narrative. Bisa Butler has been represented by Claire Oliver Gallery since 2017
From the City to the Sea — Ekua Holmes
Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth. —Heinrich Zimmer The world looks so different when it's stripped down to what lies beneath. It look different, it sounds different, it feels different. At the ocean, the surfaces under your feet yield to every step, the air is smooth — fragrant. The sounds are light. There are no walls to separate you from anything or anyone. All the tensions of city life are gradually washed away in the fresh air…
Barkley L. Hendricks, Whose Tender and Immaculate Portraits Define an Age, Dies at 72
"No artist deserves anything," Barkley L. Hendricks said in an interview in 2008. "Van Gogh didn't get squat in his lifetime." At the time, the 63-year-old was at the start of a career resurgence—he had been in the Whitney Biennial two years earlier and an astounding retrospective that began ...