Maurice Burns is among the only living and working artists connected to the heyday of IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts) and Santa Fe Native American painters in the 1960’s-70’s, a movement, aesthetic and market for contemporary Native American painting that broke free from the representational past of traditional “Indian Art.” More
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Kerry James Marshall is a contemporary American artist whose distinctive body of work engages audiences on issues of black identity. A recipient of the McArthur Foundation's "genius grant," he has exhibited extensively at prestigious institutions around the globe and held numerous solo exhibitions.
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. will host that city's first solo exhibition of the acclaimed American painter with an exhibit, "In the Tower: Kerry James Marshall," on view June 28 - Dec. 7. More
"We have some very important conversations scheduled during this years National Black Arts Festival.
What they're doing in Chicago has an impact on contemporary artists and the community as a whole. Can this be a model for the nation. The answer is yes, one artist, collector, school and community at a time. THE FUTURE IS OURS TO CULTIVATE." Najee Dorsey
PATRON OF THE ARTS: Discussions for the Collector July 20th, 2013, 1:00pm -- African-American Power Collectors and The Art of Collecting with Patric McCoy. Southwest Art Center 915 New Hope Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 during the National Black Arts Festival.