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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,…

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Added by Najee Dorsey on July 22, 2014 at 8:00am — 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.…

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

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

A Tenant Farmer’s Daughter Remembers Leaving Mississippi

A Tenant Farmer’s Daughter

Remembers Leaving Mississippi

In 1917, ten-year-old Rubie Bond left Mississippi with her…

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Added by Najee Dorsey on July 12, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

FLAVA FRESH 11!_2014 - 2015, 1ST ART EXHIBITION OF THE ANNUAL SERIES__INDPLS, IN:

 

FLAVA  FRESH 11!_2014-2015
 
1ST ART EXHIBITION OF THE ANNUAL SERIES: 
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Added by D. DelReverda-Jennings on July 13, 2014 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Ernie Barnes and the Sugar Shack

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Ernest “Ernie” Eugene Barnes, Jr. (July 15, 1938 – April 27, 2009) was a beloved African-American painter, well known for his rhythmic approach to movement as well as an elongated interpretation of the human figure. He was also a professional athlete, actor and…

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Added by Michael Owens on July 11, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

Highlights From Treadway/Toomey Gallery Inaugural Sale Of African American Art

Jacob Lawrence

June…
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Added by Black Art In America on July 10, 2014 at 4:17pm — No Comments

The Studio Museum in Harlem Newsletter | July 9, 2014

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Added by Black Art In America on July 9, 2014 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Tritobia Hayes-Benjamin

Tritobia Hayes Benjamin, Ph.D.

God seemingly designed Tritobia Hayes Benjamin for her mission at Howard University’s Division of Fine Arts. She has now returned to her Creator.

Dr. Benjamin was family centered. Her pride and love for her family was ever present. She very easily spoke with deep affection, for her parents, husband, children, siblings and in-laws. She was very proud of the…

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Added by Akili Ron Anderson on July 6, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

"HEROES & VILLAINS" EXHIBITION @ THE ARC GALLERY __ CHI TOWN:

          ARC GALLERY __  CHICAGO, IL: 

                2156 North Damen Avenue.  

               Bucktown Arts District:…

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Added by D. DelReverda-Jennings on July 2, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

California Artist Giving Back Through Film

LOS ANGELES- At some point in our lives we all come to a crossroads.  We can take the easy path that‘s crowded with everybody and their momma or you can pull out a box of crayons and draw your own map and take an adventure.  Ericka Harden picked up the box set and started to…

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Added by Cake the Series on July 1, 2014 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Ruby Dee and Maya Angelou: Angels of Dignity

Like most us I was saddened to hear of the deaths of two remarkable, legendary, transcendent American women. The loss of one is extremely painful; the loss of two in such quick succession is almost unthinkable. The profound poetry of Dr. Maya Angelou inspired generations of young people to question the norms of an unjust society and challenge us to force change for the good of all, which is exactly what she worked for until the day she was called home. Ruby Dee was a tireless advocate for…

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Added by Michael Owens on June 29, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Artist Terry Dixon - Bates College Museum of Art

Chicago based artist Terry Dixon is exhibiting his work of art titled "Solo" in the exhibition Convergence: Jazz - Films - & The Visual Arts at the Bates College Museum of Art. Date: June 6th - December 13th 2014. Location: 75 Russell St. Lewiston, Maine 04240

http://www.bates.edu/museum/exhibitions/current/convergence-jazz-films-and-the-visual-arts/…

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Added by Terry Dixon on June 28, 2014 at 10:33pm — No Comments

BLACK AESTHETICS AND AFRICAN CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS JULY 13 - AUG 1



2014 NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers

Black Aesthetics and African Centered Cultural Expressions: Sacred Systems in the…

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Added by Black Art In America on January 14, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments

LIBERIAN MIXED-MEDIA ARTIST " NORA MUSU " __ AKATASIA ARTIST INTERVIEW_JUNE 2014:

AKATASIA.COM,  HAS DONE AN INSIGHTFUL INTERVIEW WITH COLUMBUS, OHIO.,

BASED ARTIST NORA MUSU  ....  IT'S A GREAT READ!  

  

INFO: C…

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Added by D. DelReverda-Jennings on June 24, 2014 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Cinque

Initially trained as an engraver, artist Nathaniel Jocelyn (1796-1881) turned to painting in 1820 and became a well-known portrait painter in the area of New Haven, Connecticut. In 1839 Jocelyn produced Cinque, a large oil portrait. The painting commemorates an event of that year in which Cinque , one of fifty three men and  women captured by Spanish slavers led a rebellion on the ship La Amistad.  The uprising took place after the slaves had to been sold in Havana, Cuba and were…

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Added by Michael Owens on June 24, 2014 at 10:44am — No Comments

Fine Artist Ron Anderson, Columbus, Ohio

In case you've never heard of him, you should get acquainted with the works of Ron Anderson,…

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Added by E. Joyce Moore on June 22, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Color Outside The Lines: A Tattoo Documentary

Documentary on black tattoo culture, seeks to educate and destroy stigmas about controversial, yet beautiful artform. …

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Added by Black Art In America on May 1, 2014 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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One of America's most respected black artists, Claude Clark was an influential educator as well as an art instructor, Clark was instrumental in establishing the Art Department at Alabama's Talladega College. He taught there from 1948 until 1955, when he was succeeded by the young David Driskell. Claude Clark's work will be on exhibit at Hammonds House Museum. Read

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Ericka Harden didn’t wait for that next call to sit in a crowded audition room to audition for girl #2.  She pulled out her laptop and all the connections she made in Los Angeles and created her own story, C.A.K.E. The Series. Read

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