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The first time exhibition of works from the expansive street art collection of Martin Wong.

Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of…


Added by Black Art In America on July 30, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Lower East Side "Roxy Art Gallery"/Grandmaster Taijay turned heads!

Yesterday,  a man walked into the hot "Roxy Art Gallery'" on the

trendy Lower East Side of Manhattan and all eyes turned on him.

People were asking.  "who is that?"  

When I tell you that this man was ushered downstairs, stood

for two photos ( with some artists from the show) and then left: it

was like something out of a movie!  If I hadn't heard someone…


Added by Mr.J.R.J Sr. on July 30, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

Art Flux: Guy Beckles


Added by Black Art In America on July 30, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments

The Studio Museum in Harlem Newsletter | July 24, 2014


Added by Black Art In America on July 30, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments

Marvin Gaye's Troubled Soul

Marvin Gaye's Troubled Soul

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Added by Michael Owens on July 28, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Cane Roots Salon in Harlem Host Black Art In America Pop-Up Show

"We’re here to elevate the appreciation of rum - its rich history, the craftsmanship involved in making a fine spirit and combining these with a passion for the taste itself. Cane Roots is Rum. Redefined."…


Added by Black Art In America on July 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments


Hello my name is Brian Brown, i am new to this site hopeing to get to chat with all the talent i have seen here ,and learn more about this site as a young african american artist. I also have artwork on here and would love the input about my work.hope to chat soon thanks and God Bless

Added by Brian J Brown on July 24, 2014 at 1:05am — No Comments

Success in the Shadows: Contemporary Black Artists Struggle for Acceptance

Success in the Shadows: Contemporary Black Artists Struggle for Acceptance

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Added by Michael Owens on July 23, 2014 at 8:54am — 3 Comments

Contemporary Art of Nigeria Exhibition Chicago August 1 - 31

Added by Black Art In America on July 22, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

Robert Charles - Leaving Mississippi Exhibit at Columbus Museum August 21, 2014 - January 4, 2015

"Several of Dorsey’s heroes are not so well-known today.  The artist instructs the viewer to learn more about the subject of Google Robert Charles. In 1900 in New Orleans, Charles resisted an unwarranted arrest,…


Added by Najee Dorsey on July 22, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments



BORN: 1943 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

LOCATION: San Francisco, California

Sometime in the early 1970s, the graphic artist Emory Douglas answered his phone to find an art…


Added by Black Art In America on July 22, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Straight Outta Racism

Hollywood has been obviously lacking in stories depicting African Americans.  Black audiences got to see releases of satirical comedies like Think Like a Man 2 and About Last Night (written for a white cast). But nothing with that dramatic emotional draw we so desire.…


Added by Cake the Series on July 21, 2014 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Milton Sherrill Teams up with Hatchfund

For those of you interested in contributing to a worthwhile cause, famed African American Sculptor, Milton Sherrill has teamed up with Hatchfund to solicit funds for a sculpture project.

Info can be found at: For those unaware, Milton Sherrill was featured in the Vol. 6.1 Sculpture issue of International Review of African…


Added by Tony Walters on July 18, 2014 at 10:52am — No Comments




LIVE-Verse-Conception series

Beginning summer of 2009 I set out, committing to writing at least one 16 bar verse or poem each week. The idea is to build creative amplitude whilst chronicling relative growth. Saturday, the first day of the weekend, is the day I devoted to this effort: Saturday16s is, if anything, a personal projection of my perspective on artistic expression lyrically. After a while &…


Added by Osborne, Dauwan on July 16, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Portrait of a Freed Black Slave |


Added by Treathyl FOX on July 16, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Susan Laine a true artis, true passion expressed in her words & images

Purple Piranha Artist Group presents:

Susan Laine has a mellow and warm blend of art expressed in words and images that allow you to

FEEL passion,  movement,   deep layers of thought and  most of all,  

an artist's gift of reminding us that we are blessed with the gift of love and life. 

Another true artist member of Black Art In America.

Added by Purple Piranha Artist Group on July 15, 2014 at 10:52pm — No Comments


National Art Show, features famous art on 50,000…

Added by R~ on July 14, 2014 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Post Modern Rebellion

 Does any artist have the right to present racially insulting imagery in their work? This question is an important one in understanding the images produced by some of the leading contemporary African American artists. Black artists work in a variety of media,with subjects ranging from portraiture to Politics, Morality, and social commentary. However the Black artists currently receiving the most attention are those who present racially charged, sexually explicit, and some say exploitative…


Added by Michael Owens on July 14, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

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