New York Museums are Showcasing African American Art, From the Harlem Renaissance to Contemporary Figuration, Sonya Clark, Lyle Ashton Harris & More
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by Victoria L. Valentine
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FROM MANHATTAN to Brooklyn and Queens, art museums are presenting important exhibitions of African American artists this spring. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism” offers a rare opportunity to see an array of works by prominent 20th century figures, including Aaron Douglas, Laura Wheeler Waring, William H. Johnson, Archibald Motley, and James Van Der Zee, among others. “Monuments of Solidarity” at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is the first museum survey of LaToya Ruby Frazier. In addition, MoMA is the latest venue to present “Lessons of th ..read more
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Mary Lovelace O’Neal’s Alluring New Paintings Were ‘Made in Mexico By Hand’
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by Victoria L. Valentine
3d ago
MARY LOVELACE O’NEAL, “Won—By a Nose,” 2021-23 WON–BY A NOSE, 2021-2023 (acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 7 x 10 feet, Diptych 2). | Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery   A SYMPHONY OF COLOR AND GESTURE, the abstract paintings of Mary Lovelace O’Neal (b. 1942) are personal and political, serious and joyful. The concepts and themes reflect her history and experiences, tackle matters of race and gender, and reference nature, music, and literture. O’Neal works across painting, drawing, and printmaking. New work by the artist is on view at Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York. Ei ..read more
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Latest News in Black Art: New University Museum Directors, Infiniti Award for Photog Renell Medrano, Arvie Smith Among Guggenheim Fellows, Honoring Hank Aaron
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by Victoria L. Valentine
5d ago
Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Cécile Fromont | Courtesy Harvard HAA   APPOINTMENTS First Faculty Director at Harvard’s Cooper Gallery Cécile Fromont (above) is joining Harvard University as a new professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the first faculty director of the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center. Fromont arrives at Harvard from Yale University, where she was a professor of African and South Atlantic Art. (4/5) | More Jacob Lawrence ..read more
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Faith Ringgold, the Great American Artist Known for Her Political Paintings and Story Quilts, Has Died at 93
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by Victoria L. Valentine
6d ago
FAITH RINGGOLD, “Black Light Series #11: US America Black,” 1969 (oil on canvas, 60 x 84 inches). | © 2024 Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York   ONE OF THE GIANTS has passed on. Faith Ringgold, (1930-2024), the extraordinary artist who made political paintings with an unvarnished view of America and story quilts that celebrate women, Harlem, and Paris, died on April 12 at her home in Englewood, N.J. She was 93. Ringgold’s death was confirmed to the New York Times by her daughter Barbara Wallace. The artists’s gallery, also shared the n ..read more
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Latest News in Black Art: Raymond Saunders Joined David Zwirner, Southern Guild Hired New LA Directors, Ibrahim Mahama and Dalton Paula Win Artist Awards & More
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by Victoria L. Valentine
1w ago
Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   RAYMOND SAUNDERS, Untitled, 1990 (mixed media on wood, triptych; Each: 96 x 48 inches / 243.8 x 121.9 cm; Overall: 96 x 144 inches / 243.8 x 365.8 cm). | © Raymond Saunders. Courtesy the artist, Andrew Kreps, and David Zwirner   REPRESENTATION David Zwirner Announced Co-Representation of Raymond Saunders Raymond Saunders (b. 1934) is now co-represented by David Zwirner and Andrew Kreps Gallery. An important and influential artist active for more than six decades, Saunders makes assemb ..read more
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Coming Soon: SFMOMA Will Present Largest-Ever Exhibition of Amy Sherald, Artist Known for Poetic Portraits
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by Victoria L. Valentine
2w ago
AMY SHERALD, “For love, and for country,” 2022 (oil on linen, 313 x 236.5 x 6.4 cm / 123 1/4 x 93 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches). | San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Amy Sherald; photo: Joseph Hyde, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth   THE FIRST MID-CAREER SURVEY of Amy Sherald (b. 1973) is opening at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in November. Sherald paints poetic and engaging portraits, most often of ordinary people. Her work is distinguished by the gray tones she uses to render the skin of her subjects and the attention she pays to their clothing. Six years ago, she ..read more
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Richard Mayhew at 100: Artistic Community Pays Tribute to ‘One of America’s Most Important Landscape Painters’
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by Victoria L. Valentine
2w ago
Richard Mayhew was born April 3, 1924 in Amityville, N.Y. The artist is shown in his studio in Soquel, Calif. | Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan, New York, N.Y.   TODAY IS A GLORIOUS DAY marking the 100th birthday of Richard Mayhew. An artist, educator, and U.S. Marine veteran, Mayhew is the last living member of Spiral, the influential artist collective co-founded by Romare Bearden. Mayhew is known for his consistent production of imagined landscapes. The paintings explore his relationship with color and connection to nature. After practicing for eight decades, Mayhew is still working in hi ..read more
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Marian Anderson’s Famed Concert on the Steps of the Lincoln Memorial Occurred Easter Sunday in 1939, Several Artists Have Captured the Historic Moment
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by Victoria L. Valentine
3w ago
ROBERT S. SCURLOCK, Marian Anderson’s Easter concert at the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939 (negative). | Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution   FROM THE STEPS of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Marian Anderson (1897-1993) gave a memorable concert on April 9, 1939. The contralto singer opened with a beautiful rendition of “America,” which began “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee (we) sing” and concluded with “Let freedom ring.” The historic event inspired artists and has been the subject of ..read more
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Latest News in Black Art: Ingrid Pollard Wins Hasselblad Photography Award, New Gallery Representation for Alberta Wittle, Coco Fusco, and Julien Creuzet & More
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by Victoria L. Valentine
3w ago
Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Ingrid Pollard reflects on her work and winning the 2024 Hasselblad Award. When she was first contacted about the honor, Pollard assumed it was a scam. After realizing she indeed was the recipient, she thought about being able to take more time to develop a project and extend beyond herself to provide opportunities for young photographers. | Video by Hasselblad Foundation   AWARDS & HONORS Ingrid Pollard Wins Hasselblad Photography Award The Hasselblad Foundation announced British ..read more
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Mati Diop Wins Top Prize at Berlin International Film Festival for Documentary About Return of Looted Art to Benin
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by Victoria L. Valentine
3w ago
Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop won the 2024 Berlin International Film Festival top prize for the documentary “Dahomey,” which she wrote, directed, and co-produced. | Photo courtesy Berlin Film Festivals   Mati Diop is the first Black filmmaker to win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival   IN 2021, FRANCE RETURNED 26 artworks and artifacts to the Republic of Benin, including a wooded effigy of King Behanzin, two royal thrones, and elaborately carved palace gates. The objects were looted by French colonial soldiers in 1892. About 7,000 more plundered works remain abr ..read more
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