March 2016 Blog Posts (31)

Blessed to be a Recipient of Hoosier Women Artists 2016

In commemoration of Women's History Month, the Hoosier Women Artists Contest was first started about 10 years ago by the 49th Indiana Lt. Governor, Becky Skillman. The tradition has carried on until this date. Upon the recent resignation of Lt. Governor, Sue Ellspermann, her wish was that the event be maintained by women in office. Thus, this year's contest was coordinated by the office of Kelly Mitchell, Indiana State Treasurer, along with the Lt. Governor's Office.…


Added by Stacey Torres on March 31, 2016 at 12:58pm — 2 Comments

Passing of Chicago's Nicole Smith, Patron of the Arts, Curator and Gallerist

Curator and Gallerist, Nicole Smith was a friend and supporter of many artists and collectors.   Born in in the Republic of Haiti, Ms. Smith became a Curator at the Centre d’art in Port-au…


Added by BLACK ART IN AMERICA NEWS on March 30, 2016 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Street Man No. 7

Added by EMMETT ARDIE on March 29, 2016 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Panel Discussion on the Life and Work of Norman Lewis at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art

(Below: March on Washington by Norman Lewis from the exhibit,

Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art)…


Added by BLACK ART IN AMERICA NEWS on March 27, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

"Jennie C. Jones: Compilation" -- mid career survey at the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston

Jennie C. Jones: Compilation is a mid career survey spanning 10 years of this conceptual artist, painter, sonic artist and sculptor's career through two site specific installations, a mural, works on paper, paintings, sculpture and sound.  The exhibition will also include a listening room / theater…


Added by BLACK ART IN AMERICA NEWS on March 26, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Traveling Exhibition -- Basquiat : The Unknown Notebooks

Notebooks from legendary (self-taught) artist, Jean Michel Basquiat, are the focus of the exhibition, The Unknown Notebooks.   These notebooks contain 160 pages of "rarely seen" poetry, sketches, works on paper, paintings and commentary from Jean Michel Basquiat.…


Added by BLACK ART IN AMERICA NEWS on March 21, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

PRESS RELEASE: "Do It for Love" (Deep'endsoul and Tantra-zawadi), Vibe Boutique Records

Deep’endsoul and Tantra-zawadi “Do It for Love,” Part 2 Edition

Vibe Boutique Records (VBR094 | 2016-03-25)

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PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                   March 19, 2016



Added by Tantra-zawadi on March 19, 2016 at 12:53pm — No Comments

In Remembrance of Patron and Protector of the Arts, Claudine K. Brown

By Dawoud Bey

This is very sad news indeed. Claudine K. Brown has made her transition. I met this brilliant woman many years ago in the 1970s. She was part of a…


Added by BLACK ART IN AMERICA NEWS on March 18, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Profile: Marilyn Holifield (Pérez Art Museum Miami Museum Ambassador)

Marilyn Holifield, considered one of America's best lawyers, is a supporter of African American Art having recently been named a Pérez Art Museum Miami Trustee. Though her term as Trustee has ended, Ms. Holifield now serves on the Museum's African American Artist Advisory Committee and is Co-chair of the PAMM Ambassadors for African American Art.  Among various commissions, Ms. Holifield…


Added by BLACK ART IN AMERICA NEWS on March 18, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection at the Hamon Arts Library

The Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection is comprised of film shorts, features and newsreels produced between 1935 and 1956. "The African-American films include comedies, dramas, news, and musical performances, and were made outside the Hollywood…


Added by BLACK ART IN AMERICA NEWS on March 18, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Moment in the Smithsonsian Anacostia Community Museum

When seeking out great exhibitions to experience in the United States, we know this is a very large territory to cover. Even though this is true, we are aware of the Smithsonian Museums in Wasington, DC. I have been involved in some research for close to two months by way of the African Art Museum's Warren M. Robbins Library, and as a result, I've have been able to connect with the Smithsonian Library system. Thanks to the Head Librarian Janet Stanley at the Warren M. Robbins, I am having a…


Added by NAJJAR Abdul-Musawwir on March 15, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

BAIA™ Response to Stan Mir from Hyperallergic on Norman Lewis

Black Art In America™ (BAIA) Response to Stan Mir From Hyperallergic on Norman Lewis…


Added by BLACK ART IN AMERICA NEWS on March 14, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Reuben Burrell (1920 - 2015)

As one of the oldest historically black college campuses in America, Hampton University (formerly Hampton Institute) has hosted many of the most important African American intellectuals, statesmen and artists of modern times. Witnessing it all was Reuben Burrell, who has served as campus photographer since 1949. A self-taught photographer, Burrell was a master craftsman, known for the…


Added by BLACK ART IN AMERICA NEWS on March 13, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Celebrate - Howard University James Porter Colloquium - April 08-10, 2016

Celebrating 27 Years of the James A. Porter Colloquium
on African American Art and…

Added by BLACK ART IN AMERICA NEWS on March 13, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Amy Sherald the first woman to win 2016 National Portrait Gallery Competition

Baltimore artist, Amy Sherald is the first woman to win the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition sponsored by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.  The prize grants the artist with $25,000.00 and an assignment to create a portrait of a living…


Added by BLACK ART IN AMERICA NEWS on March 12, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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