Joshua Johnson 1763-1824
Robert Scott Duncanson 1821-1872 Painter
Edward M. Bannister 1828-1901 Painter
Harriet Powers 1837-1911 Textile Artist
Edmonia Lewis 1845-1911 Sculptor
Bill Traylor 1856-1949
Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859-1937 ...
Posted Wednesday, April 28th 2010 at 6:23AM
A tour of Africa in 1972 resulted in the adoption of two more names for Abbey Lincoln. From President Sekou Toure of Guinea she received the name Aminata, denoting a “divine mother.” The Minister of Information, Mr. Sacomi, of Zaire, ...
Posted Wednesday, April 28th 2010 at 5:55AM
The Parable of the Sower
Within the first dozen pages of Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler , readers encounter a typical family armed with guns on their way to church, a headless corpse, a naked homeless woman, a community walled in by te ...
Posted Wednesday, April 28th 2010 at 5:51AM
Abigail B. Lind reports in the Harvard Crimson that, on Thursday, Catherine B. Lord—a visual artist, curator, and writer focusing on queer theory, feminist history, and colonialism—will receive the Spring 2010 Harvard Arts Medal.
Within a matter o ...
Posted Wednesday, April 28th 2010 at 5:47AM
Louis Delsarte was born in Brooklyn New York in 1944. He earned a BFA from Pratt institute in 1977.
He has been honored as artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Howard University in DC, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Bob Blackburn P ...
Posted Wednesday, April 28th 2010 at 5:45AM
Purvis Young, a self-taught painter who emerged from prison as a young man and by dint of his striking, expressionist vision of urban life and mammoth output over more than three decades transformed a forgotten Miami neighborhood into a destination f ...
Posted Sunday, April 25th 2010 at 7:49AM
One of the most controversial African-American artists working today, Renee Cox has used her own body, both nude and clothed, to celebrate black womanhood and criticize our racist and sexist society.
She was born on October 16, 1960, ...
Posted Saturday, April 24th 2010 at 6:56AM
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Posted Tuesday, April 20th 2010 at 8:31AM
By HOLLAND COTTER
Published: April 15, 2010
DETROIT — For centuries Euro-American eyes have been trained on Africa. We’ve scanned it from afar, surveyed it up close, put it behind glass; looked and looked, wonderingly, acquisitively, disdainfull ...
Posted Tuesday, April 20th 2010 at 6:51AM
Howard Dodson, whose wide-ranging acquisitions and major exhibitions have raised the profile of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and burnished its reputation as the premier institution of its kind, plans to retire as its director in ...
Posted Tuesday, April 20th 2010 at 5:22AM
Currently running at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the photographic exhibit Posing Beauty in African-American Culture takes a look at the evolution of clothing and notions of beauty in the black community. Featuring work by such esteemed photographers ...
Posted Tuesday, April 20th 2010 at 5:10AM
A two-day sale featuring over 1,000 lots of self-taught art, Southern folk pottery, outsider art, African-American decorative arts, quilts, circus art, new discoveries, major collections and more will be held May 1-2 by Slotin Auction in Buford, Ga.
Posted Tuesday, April 20th 2010 at 5:02AM
From the beginning, Jerry Butler wanted to be not just an artist for Black people but also ‘a Black artist for all people’, writes Giridhar Khasnis
Written, illustrated and designed by African American artist Jerry Butler, A Drawing in the Sand (Z ...
Posted Saturday, April 17th 2010 at 9:32PM
Paul R. Jones, a collector of African-American art who donated troves of works to universities in Delaware and Alabama, has died. He was 81.
Jones died in Atlanta on Tuesday after a brief illness, said University of Alabama spokeswoman Angie Estes ...
Posted Saturday, April 17th 2010 at 7:09PM
In the early 1950’s through the 1980’s a group of twenty-six African-American artists known as the "Florida Highwaymen" used vivid and bright colors to display the beautiful untouched Florida landscape. The Florida Highwaymen painted wind-bent palm ...
Posted Saturday, April 17th 2010 at 7:05PM
An extraordinary quilting bee takes place Saturday mornings at the Young Men and Women's African Heritage Association on the North Side. In a sunlit room, women from Burundi who came here as refugees seeking asylum are learning the craft of African-A ...
Posted Saturday, April 17th 2010 at 7:03PM
By Peter Rainer, Film critic / April 9, 2010
No less an eminence than Henri Matisse once commented that The Barnes Foundation is "the only sane place to see art in America." Established in 1922 by the millionaire Dr. Albert C. Barnes, the private ...
Posted Saturday, April 17th 2010 at 7:01PM
African-American artist to hold talks in region
By Dorothy Shinn
Art and architecture critic
Published on Thursday, Apr 15, 2010
The iron, a longtime symbol of domestic drudgery and an unofficial American caste system, has become a t ...
Posted Saturday, April 17th 2010 at 6:57PM
Lucille Clifton began writing poetry when she was about ten years old. She had developed an interest in poetry because of her mother, Thelma Sayles. Her mother was also a poet although her poems were never published. As a child Lucille would sit on h ...
Posted Saturday, April 17th 2010 at 6:55PM
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Howard to host conference on African American art
The Porter Colloquium, a conference on African American art, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Howard University Gallery of Art, 2455 6th St. NW in the Distr ...
Posted Saturday, April 17th 2010 at 6:53PM
Joan Myers Brown, a trailblazer for African American dancers, has a mountain of achievements. On top will now rest the Philadelphia Award.
By Stephan Salisbury
Inquirer Culture Writer
Joan Myers Brown, whose determination to open up the world ...
Posted Saturday, April 17th 2010 at 6:50PM
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Posted Saturday, April 17th 2010 at 9:12AM