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Using African American Art To Celebrate Black Girls Beauty

November 2014 I took my 17 year old niece to the Studio Museum in Harlem and we enjoyed many exhibits. But, one exhibit struck a cord and that was The Jet Beauty of The Month, which was a room full of Jet Beauties from the past and present.



My niece said "they are not many darker skinned black women as…

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Added by Ruby Taylor on January 12, 2015 at 9:19am — No Comments

African American History Month Art Exhibit

The Influence of Our Elders

 

The Influence of Our Elders is the title and theme of the African American History exhibit at the Village of Friendship Heights Gallery in February.

 

The Village at Friendship Heights continues its annual celebration of African American History Month with an exhibit of 12 African American artists whose work reflects a rich connection to their artistic forbearers who have provided them with a keen…

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Added by Llewellyn Berry on January 12, 2015 at 7:40am — No Comments

Opening reception Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 from 11:30 - 1:30

Some of my art along with the art of several other artists will be exhibited at the Village of Friendship Heights Art Gallery.  Hope to see you at the opening reception.

 YouTube link below.
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Added by Nanno V Smith on January 10, 2015 at 9:53pm — No Comments

HEINEKEN RED STAR ACCESS PRESENTS: SOUTHSIDE MUSIC SERIES FEATURING HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE & SPECIAL GUEST DE LA SOUL

Check out the show mention on Okayplaya:  http://www.okayplayer.com/news/hypnotic-brass-ensemble-straight-business-official-video.html

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Added by Lavon Nicole Pettis on January 10, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Philadelphia Museum of Art showcases its collection of African-American art like never before in REPRESENT

Henry Ossawa Tanner´s ´The Annunciation,´ purchased by the Art Museum in 1899, a year after it was painted.

Henry Ossawa Tanner's 'The Annunciation,' purchased by the Art Museum in 1899, a year after it was painted.



What the art museum's big African-American show represents…

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Added by Black Art In America on January 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pioneer Works in Brooklyn host Inaugural New York outing of the 1:54 African art fair in May

African Art Fair 1:54 Comes to New York During Frieze Week

Brian BoucherTuesday, January 6, 2015 via Artnet

Pioneer Works, in Brooklyn,…

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Added by Black Art In America on January 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Storyboard P. Pushes the Boundaries of Street Dancing and Urban Storytelling



Storyboard P
 has pushed street dancing in a darker, more mature direction of urban storytelling he calls Mutant. The twenty-three year old Brooklyn dancer  combines jarring feats of contortion, pantomime, floating footwork and…

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Added by Black Art In America on January 4, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Rehema C. Barber Curates Venturing Out Of The Heart Of Darkness at the Harvey B. Gantt Center

Venturing Out Of The Heart Of Darkness Opens February 7th at Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte, NC. The exhibition was curated by Rehema C. Barber

Rehema C. Barber, HIGH OCTANE CONTEMPORARY ARTS PROFESSIONAL KNOWN FOR CREATING DIALOGUE AND PROVOKING REFLECTION. Passionate about…

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Added by Black Art In America on January 4, 2015 at 2:34pm — No Comments

A Tribute to Amiri Baraka #worthaclick

In 2012 I had the honor of meeting Amiri Baraka at a panel discussion about the black arts movement hosted by OnQ Performing Arts. I stood there tracing his every move, wishing that somehow a sliver of his brilliance would somehow bleed through my camera lens and bond with my DNA. He served us…

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Added by Kendrea Mekkah on December 27, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

ART. RAP & SCHOLARSHIT COURTESY OF FAHAMU PECOU

"Fahamu Pecou provides a well-thought out, non-reactionary analysis of the recent Kanye shenanigans." - Shantrelle P. Lewis

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Added by Black Art In America on November 6, 2013 at 10:00pm — 18 Comments

PRINTS or NO PRINTS - That is the Fine Art Protocol and Etiquette Question

FINE ART ETIQUETTE or PROTOCOL- 

WHEN GIVING COMMENTS PLEASE I BEG YOU Start with  1) No Print or Yes Print 2)  Share your connection to Fine Art.  Are you an art appreciator, artist, seller, printer, curator for a gallery or museum, etc..  EX.  No Prints. Art…

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Added by Tanya the Sankoffer on December 29, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

“Within The Art Game, and Who gets Paid?”

 

 This article was passed on to me by an artist represenative friend of mine.

“Within The Art Game, and Who gets Paid?”

 

 

Tonight, the group W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy), will release the results of the artists survey they conducted with Artists Space, a gallery in Soho. The survey found that 58% of the nearly 1,000 artists interviewed (including visual and performing artists) received…

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Added by Hampton R. Olfus, Jr. on November 30, 2014 at 5:49pm — 1 Comment

Philadelphia Museum of Art present works by African American artists

Renowned Museum Showcases African-American Art

This winter (from January 10 through April 5) the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present an exhibition highlighting its exceptional holdings of work by African American artists. Reflecting a broad range of stories,…
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Added by Black Art In America on December 27, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Arthur L Bacon to receive the Realizing the Dream Mountaintop Award January 16

Arthur L Bacon to receive the "Realizing the Dream Mountaintop Award" at the Seventh Annual Legacy Banquet on Friday, January 16, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., in the Hotel Capstone located on the campus of The University of Alabama. The award recognizes an individual who, in keeping with Dr. King’s ideals of…

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Added by Black Art In America on December 20, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Venturing Out Of The Heart Of Darkness Opens Feb 7 at Harvey B. Gantt Center

ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION

Venturing Out of the Heart of Darkness examines the long-standing impact of colonialism on prevailing societal attitudes that define black culture in America and in the world and how the Empire has defined and thereby influenced the development of economic, linguistic, mythological and psychological systems…

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Added by Black Art In America on December 19, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Memorial Services for Acclaimed Artist Annie Lee set for December 20th

Memorial Services For Internationally Acclaimed Artist Annie Lee   …

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Added by Najee Dorsey on December 18, 2014 at 1:10pm — No Comments

One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North at MoMA

One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North

April 03, 2015–September 07, 2015

Posted on December 11, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art marks the centennial of the beginning of the Great Migration, the multi-decade…

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Added by Black Art In America on December 18, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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