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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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)

Available exclusively on Traxsource.com

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                   March 19, 2016

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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…

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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…

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

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

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Conversation with Figurative Painter, Jules Arthur

Back in 2014, BAIA™ news visited with Jules Arthur at his studio and discussed his life and work as an artist. Arthur's biography mentions the following:  "Jules shows us hardship yielding to internal beauty, dignity, upllft and hope.  His visualizations are rendered with the deft draftsmanship of…

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Filmmaker Spotlight : Kevin Willmott

Independent writer and filmmaker, Kevin Willmott is focused on the concept of “Living History” and how history shapes our lives today. Willmott says the…

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The Faces Not Forgotten- Chicago Project - 2016 Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope

Phantom Gallery Chicago Network

440 E.…

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Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott -- photographic exhibition at the Witchita Art Museum (KS) until May 8, 2016

An exhibition of photographs from an essay by Gordon Parks gives a glimpse into the lives of African Americans before the civil right movement through photographs representing a "a rarely seen view of everyday lives of African Americans, years before the Civil Rights Movement.…

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90 Years of African American Art at the Tyler Museum of Art

Embracing Diverse Voices:  90 Years of African-American Art.

The Tyler Museum of Art in East Texas features America's diversity in its Embracing Diverse Voices: 90 Years of African American Art…

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The Legacy of Nate Parker's Birth of A Nation, and #OscarsSoWhite

By Faron Manuel

(Opinion)

As of late, social media, and news cycles have been abuzz with good tidings and reports of accolades for Nate Parker's new indie film, The Birth of A Nation. A revenge flick detailing Nat Turner's insurrection. The film ironically…

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Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions at Art Institute of Chicago and the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions is an exhibition of drawings,…

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National Museum of African American History & Culture Opening on September 24, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture will officially open on September 24, 2016 with three days of festival programming including films and music as well as with 11 inaugural exhibitions…

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Added by BLACK ART IN AMERICA NEWS on March 6, 2016 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Ron Gault of Passages Wines at HFAS 2016

Businessman, Ron Gault and his wife, award-winning journalist and civil rights activist, Charlayne Hunter Gault are the producers and owners of Passages Wines.

The wine is produced with grapes from the Stellenbosch region of the Western…

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MEET THE ARTISTS' 2016 ~ FIRST FRIDAY EVENT__CENTRAL INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY__IN:

           MEET THE ARTISTS' 2016  ~  FIRST FRIDAY EVENT:

Central, Indianapolis Public Library,  40 E. SAINT CLAIR ST.…

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Added by Tony Radford on March 3, 2016 at 12:28am — 1 Comment

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