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What Do This Generation Know About African American History?

In this non-Post-Black era, there is a move to erase or eliminate the use of the terms Black, African-American, etc. in the labeling of artists/artist's works in fine art and historical institutions. The problem is the way conversations are constructed about the African-American experience; meaning, 1. Self-hate, 2. Skin-color, 3. Fix-in, 4. Contributor, 5. Historian, and my favor, 6. Black-ideology? I took some of my university graduate art students to a museum to view several works by…


Added by NAJJAR Abdul-Musawwir on July 20, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Fad or Modern Day Collection

     I've often wondered to myself if my large African American collection of original paintings and prints are now just a thing of the past or have I truly found a new found passion that will someday turn into a valuable collection of artwork.  Beautiful works from artists like Varnette Honeywood, Annie Lee, John Biggers, Charles Bibbs, Othello Beck, Brenda Joysmith, Ernie Barnes,  Kadir Nelson, Jonathon Green, Bernard Hoyes, Harry Davis and Valencia Johnson are among my…


Added by Angela H Austin on July 18, 2013 at 4:32pm — 5 Comments

Louis Delsarte Honoree In Upcoming Exhibition Artists of Distinction

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BLACK ART IN AMERICA™ Presents:  Royal Vanguard™ Artists of Distinction Honoree Louis Delsarte

The Black Art In…


Added by Black Art In America on July 16, 2013 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Black Art In America™ Continues To Create Opportunities To Connect Artists And Art Lovers.


Black Art In America™ (BAIA) is pleased to invite the public to our POP-UP GALLERY at …


Added by Black Art In America on July 10, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Now Showing At Hammonds House Museum Atlanta July 14 - Aug 25

Added by Black Art In America on July 16, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Passing the torch

I posted this piece in response to the Martin trial. I started it last year around this time. I wasn't sure if I even wanted to show it. The story behind the piece is this. There was a time in this country when the Klan "hoodie" represented fear and anxiety. Now it seems that the torch has been passed on to Black males wearing them. I included our President because I wanted to show that even he could be profiled walking around in the "wrong" neighborhood. Normally I don't make it a habit to…


Added by Michael Pendergrass on July 14, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments


All art begins in your mind. First you think it, and then you craft it. Sometimes, however the thought, when allowed to run wild, makes many changes before it reaches its final state. To me, this is the fun part and the most difficult part. Fun, if you let go and enjoy the journey of creating…


Added by Margaret Warfield on July 14, 2013 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Tropical Paradise in the USA Can Be Very Inspirational for Artists

It is a known fact that many artists travel to tropical exotic locations for their inspiration and ...?? And THEY FIND IT!!!…

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Added by Treathyl FOX on July 14, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Symposia: "American Art in Dialogue with Africa and the African Diaspora" Smithsonian American Art Museum October 4–5, 2013


American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora

October 4–5, 2013

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Les Fétiches by Loïs Mailou…


Added by Black Art In America on July 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Museum of Modern Art Acquires Elizabeth Catlett Mother and Child

The Museum of Modern Art, which recently acquired its first sculpture by artist Elizabeth Catlett, has placed the work on public display in the fifth floor Painting and Sculpture Galleries.  Entitled Mother and Child, it is a terra cotta from 1956 that measures 11 ¼ by 7 by 7 inches.  The museum, which honored Catlett with a Lifetime Achievement Award last fall, has long had prints by the…


Added by Black Art In America on July 9, 2013 at 3:41pm — No Comments

National Gallery of Art: Collecting Art by African Americans

Collecting Art by African Americans

The acquisition of Great America represents both a significant departure and a natural extension in the Gallery's collection of works by African American artists: while the Gallery has important works from earlier eras in various media, Marshall's work is the first truly contemporary painting to enter this collection. It joins works…


Added by Black Art In America on July 8, 2013 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Sargent Johnson 'Singing Saints' Mint Condition Available Through Black Art In America

SARGENT JOHNSON (1888 - 1967) 

Singing Saints

Lithograph on wove paper, 1940. 305x235 mm; 12x9 1/4 inches, wide. Signed, titled and numbered mint condition 137/150, made available, Private collection

Works from this edition went up for…


Added by Black Art In America on July 8, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

'When Your Light Shines Through' 30 Women Artist at Stella Jones Gallery

Stella Jones Gallery exhibition in July showcases 30 extraordinarily talented artists who personify the strength and vision of the modern woman. More…


Added by Black Art In America on July 8, 2013 at 9:15am — No Comments

BLACK ART IN AMERICA™ Presents: Royal Vanguard™ Artists of Distinction:

Royal Vanguard™ Artists of Distinction

BLACK ART IN AMERICA™ Presents:  Royal Vanguard™ Artists of Distinction: The Black Art In America™ Royal Vanguard Artists of Distinction Program honors living artists whose careers and artworks meet the highest standard of excellence and blaze a trail for contemporary artists to follow. Louis Delsarte, Mason Archie…


Added by Black Art In America on July 2, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Art is a verb. Art works.

This is made of salt.  It is the opposite of a commodity. Yet it has the power of Divine pattern, and it is transformative expression in the sense of the Yoruba concept of ona.  It's asymmetry inspires a different consciousness than might a mandala made of sand by a Tibetan monk.  
Art is a verb.  Art works.  …

Added by Black Art In America on July 2, 2013 at 8:43am — No Comments

Good News I was selected as Bombay Sapphire Artist of the Week

The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series continues its search for the next big name in visual arts. Throughout the coming weeks we'll feature some of the most imaginative entries. This Week: Florida's Caron Bowman presents, "American Melting Pot." Described as an "intensity of color, curved lines, and daring patterns unified into one language." Is Caron the next big name in visual…

Added by Caron Bowman on July 1, 2013 at 8:59pm — No Comments

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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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Art by Raub Welch: New Works Just In our Gallery

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