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Added by che on January 14, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments



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

New acquistion and exhibition at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens


Added by Najee Dorsey on January 12, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Amiri Baraka


Hey Leroy, your ancestors… they calling you man. 

They called too soon for my liking. I wanted to shake his hand one more time… and hope to be able to represent myself well in a conversation with, the King of Cool.

I don’t know all the personal and political stories…………..but I do know, as a younger Black man in the sixties, looking for hero’s and role models, I believed in him beca…


Added by Akili Ron Anderson on January 11, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Middle Passage Project (Najee Dorsey) by Kerry James Marshall

'Middle Passage Project (Najee Dorsey)' by Kerry James Marshall

I will always remember when I met Kerry James Marshall Labor day weekend September, 2010. Kerry was the celebrated artist for the African Festival of the…


Added by Najee Dorsey on January 11, 2014 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

Mr. Brewer

My heart was truly hurt to hear of Mr. Brewer's passing. I wondered what happened when I called and was unable to make contact with him (granpas art). I always appreciated the fact that he would personally answer his phone and give you what ever information you needed regarding art information, and if he did not know him self, would direct you to who would know.

My sincere prayers for his family (and friends), and I pray the legacy of his studio, store and online service continues.… Continue

Added by Fatima R. Epes on January 8, 2014 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Happy Born Day Zora Neale Hurston January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960

Happy Born Day Zora Neale Hurston

January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960

With African and American Indian heritage, Hurston was an inspiring folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays,…


Added by Black Art In America on January 7, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Test your Art IQ #3

Test your Art IQ: Name the group of mostly untrained black artists who created thousands of Florida landscape paintings, selling them from the backs of their cars for about $25 in the 1960's and `70's.

Added by Black Art In America on January 5, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment


TEST YOUR ART IQ: --What African-American artist had a record sale of $581,000 at auction in 2013?

Jean Michel Basquiat

Elizabeth Catlett

Norman Lewis.

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Added by Black Art In America on January 5, 2014 at 6:53pm — 1 Comment

Detroit Free Press arts writer Mark Stryker features Carrie Mae Weems, Joyce Owens and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

How exciting to read this piece last year, and see my name in the same sentence with Carrie Mae Weems. I was terrified and intrigued by a project that would showcase so many artists attacking the same form...at first I turned it down, but Peter Kaplan was persistent. There has been press that simply drops names of artists the Wright Museum provided or well-known names such as Faith Ringgold, Barkley Hendricks, a fellow Yale grad, and Joyce Scott and many others. So the brief inclusion of my…


Added by Joyce Owens on January 5, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Nelson Stevens: AfriCobra Artist

Spirit Sister by Nelson Stevens 18 x 18" Serigraph L/E of 70, unframed $1,750.…

Added by Black Art In America on January 2, 2014 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Exhibitions: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

March 7–July 6, 2014

Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties offers a focused look at painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations. In observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this exhibition considers…


Added by Black Art In America on December 26, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments


We found these picture on the web. They prove what I knew was true, black people fell in love with cameras -- especially in the 50's when consumer goods and gadgets found their way into our households. …


Added by R~ on December 26, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

BAIA Studio Visits - Rosetta DeBerardinis

On a recent trip to Washington, D.C. Black Art In America (BAIA) Founder Najee Dorsey was asked if he was doing any studio visits?. BAIA's mission is to document, preserve and promote the contributions of…

Added by Black Art In America on December 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

SPECULATIVE FICTION and the future of Black Arts


THE SPEAR  (African Film), which featured Lance Spearman, the super-spy / detective whose coolness James Bond and Derek Flint would envy. The Spear drove a Corvette stingray,…


Added by R~ on December 20, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Celebrating the Remarkable Life of Nelson Mandela

Celebrating the Remarkable Life of Nelson Mandela…

Added by Black Art In America on December 19, 2013 at 9:05am — 2 Comments

Youth, Art and Community

I would love to invite you to my Jewels for a Cause fundraiser event December 28th at Da Urban Butterflies located at 563 West 183rd Street New York, NY 10033 from 7pm to 10pm.

The Jewels for a cause project is about giving youth in the community a platform to lift their voice through the arts. By using the arts we can empower our youth, teach them the importance of community building and bring awareness to important subject matters in our society. So many of our…


Added by Cassandra Chrispin on December 18, 2013 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Ascending Yellow, a memorial exhibition and fundraiser celebrating the late Dr. Richard A. Long

Portrait of Richard A. Long
Oil on canvas (1965)
High Museum of Art

November 15, 2013

A Call for…


Added by Black Art In America on December 17, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Working With What is Already There

     Some think working from a blank canvas can be difficult. But I must submit that working with something that is already there, presents some additional and unique challenges. At least with a blank canvas, what you add comes directly from your own thoughts. Every color, texture and shape can be added. Not so, when working in assemblage or mixed media. Your fodder is selected from things that may not be completely ideal, and you must make them fit the bill. In fact, the odd items…


Added by Christine McCray-Bethea on December 17, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Romare Bearden show opens at Emory’s Carlos Museum on Saturday

Show features master collage artist’s “Odyssey” and “Iliad” series based on the Homer epics, highlights Bearden’s strong ties to Atlanta’s black community

Posted: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

By Rosalind Bentley - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

When the Carlos Museum at Emory University…


Added by Susan Ross on December 17, 2013 at 9:04am — No Comments

Art Basel Miami ...

Join War+Drobe during the week of Art Basel Miami 2014 for a revolutionary launch of their innovative skateboard product and experience War*Drobe's "Midnight Glow" featuring art, music and special guests at Brisky Gallery in Wynwood. Read

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ART OF BASKETBALL at BRISKY GALLERY featuring works by the Miami Heat’s DWYANE WADE Coming this Art Basel Miami: In the Paint – The Wade Collection 2014 Read

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The GMCVB makes a bold move with the launch of The Art of Black MiamiCampaign this Art Basel Season (December 3-7, 2014). Spearheaded by the new Multicultural Tourism Division, the campaign's primary focus is to celebrate arts, culture and diversity. Read   (Featured artwork by Purvis Young)

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