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Social Media and The Art Police By Dr. Kamasi C. Hill

Social Media and The Art Police

Conversations about art have been around for a long time. Questions about what constitutes art, when does it cross the line, high art/low art, are on-going public and private discussions. With the advent of social media it seems as though the…

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Added by Black Art In America on March 6, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Basquiat

The problem I have with this is that the art work in the so call note book looks fabricated and the pages art not aged. Makes me question?????????????????????????? And Basquiat was a spontaneous artist I cant see him doing ruff sketches for practice when he was going to do a ruff spontaneous sketch anyway on his final work. This might be another attempt to disprove my truth when I collaborated with him in the mid to late 80’s.…

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Added by sherman Burks jr on March 5, 2015 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Artcloud's Black |Art| History Month: Reflections, Where Do We Stand Today?

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Black history is something to be celebrated year round, not just in February, but it is nice to have special dedicated time towards such an important faction of American history. I wanted to dedicate some posts this February to honor black history within the arts. …

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Added by Ruby on March 2, 2015 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Harvey Johnson: A Triple Middle Passage at Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2015

The exhibition A Triple Middle Passage is organized…

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Added by Black Art In America on March 1, 2015 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Billionaire Sells Artworks to Help Fund Harlem School

Billionaire Sells Artworks to Help Fund Harlem School

William Louis-Dreyfus puts his 3,500-piece collection to a noble use, supporting disadvantaged kids.…

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Added by Black Art In America on March 1, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

African Americans in Full Color From Lonnie G. Bunch at The NMAAHC

NMAAHC -- National Museum of African American History and Culture

Lonnie Bunch, museum director, historian, lecturer, and author, is proud to present A Page from Our American Story, a regular on-line series for Museum supporters. It will showcase individuals and events in the African American experience, placing…

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Added by Black Art In America on March 1, 2015 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Mohammad Ali Photograph

I have a black and white photograph of Ali with my son taken in1970, Buffalo, New York.  It was taken by a photographer from the Buffalo Evening Newspaper and appeared in that paper.  Any ideas on value of a picture like that?    

Beverly Pollard

Added by Beverly P. Pollard on March 1, 2015 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Poems For the Breaking of Spells: Recent Works by Che Baraka

Poems For the Breaking of Spells

Recent Works by Che Baraka



 

March 7th- May 23rd, 2015

 

Curated by Daniel Simmons 

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Added by Black Art In America on March 1, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments

"FIRST FRIDAY OPENING" ~ MEET THE ARTISTS'__27TH ANNUAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART EXHIBITION_2015_ INDIANAPOLIS, IN:

"FIRST FRIDAY OPENING" ~ MEET THE ARTISTS' 2015__27TH ANNUAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART EXHIBITION_CENTRAL, INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY_ INDIANAPOLIS, IN., 

Located 40 E.  ST. CLAIR STREET

 FREE !  AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  ALL AGES WELCOME!…

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Added by D. DelReverda-Jennings on February 27, 2015 at 1:58pm — No Comments

The Empire of Cookie By Dr. Kamasi C. Hill

The Empire of Cookie

 “We two alone will sing like bids i' th' cage.” …

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Added by Black Art In America on February 26, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

SMOKE SCHOOL OF ART LOCAL COLOR Exhibition {ATLANTA}











Smoke School of Art is an Atlanta based Non-Profit think tank that discusses and addresses contemporary philosophy and issues in modern art &…

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Added by Cher Clay Bailey on February 26, 2015 at 8:46pm — No Comments

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia Needs art donations

Added by Kehinde Ayokunle on February 26, 2015 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Empire: It’s Not “Just Entertainment” by Faron Manuel

It’s Not “Just Entertainment”

By Faron Manuel 2/26/15…

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Added by Black Art In America on February 26, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Black History Artististic Salute to Black Military Aviators and more- DOUBLE V SALUTE by Tanya the Sankoffer

The Double V Salute is a manifold thematic and epic artistic work. Subjects such as Warrior, Victory, War, WWII, Legacy, Leadership, Mentoring, Fatherhood, a letter and a letter in the letter, Tuskegee Airmen, Tuskegee Native Americans, last stage of metamorphosis, fourth…

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Added by Tanya the Sankoffer on February 23, 2015 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity Apr 6 — Jul 12, 2015

Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity Apr 6 — Jul 12, 2015

  • Kia Chenelle, Greatness, 2013…


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Added by Black Art In America on February 22, 2015 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

THE COLORS OF LOVE, CARE & COMFORT

'Colors of Love,care and Comfort' - by Okpeyowa Moses Marquis                                                                 Pastel on Paper 25 x 30 (2015)    Private Collection & Available

The only thing that is not limited by time, place and space is…

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Added by OKPEYOWA MOSES MARQUIS on February 20, 2015 at 10:17pm — No Comments

WEST HARLEM ART FUND

FUSION RETURNS

WITH MORE DIGITAL EDGE

TO ARMORY ARTS WEEK…

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Added by Cher Clay Bailey on February 20, 2015 at 6:36pm — No Comments

ART AND EMPIRE: #BLACKARTMATTERS

#BLACKARTMATTERS

 

In November 2013, Rapper and Mogul Jay-Z made news for purchasing Jean-Michel Basquiat’s original painting “Mecca” for 4.5 million dollars. Jay-Z has referenced his love for art and some speculators have asserted his art is valued at about 493…

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Added by Black Art In America on February 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

TWO THINGS - My Joy In The Morning

First, I lost my beloved mother, Beryl Doreen Moore Poindexter, on Monday, February 16. She literally died in my arms at the age of 91. My heart and soul are numb, and my world is in a billion pieces. I wish I could draw my energy and creativity from her, as I often do, but right now - I just feel completely alone and fearful of the future. But, as we all know, this too shall pass, and I will find a way to my joy in the morning.

Second (such a total opposite post) ... Five of my…

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Added by Stacey Torres on February 18, 2015 at 6:47pm — 6 Comments

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