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MOCA ART WAR: THE BATTLE IS OVER BUT THE WAR CONTINUES

At MOCA North Miami, a Battle Not Over Race -- But Control.

MOCA is currently in the middle of a tug of war between the museum board and the city. At the center of the controversy are…

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Added by R~ on June 18, 2014 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

Blood Rhythms Strange Fruit

If you are anywhere in the Georgia area you must go, this is a rare treat. #arts #poetry Blood Rhythms, Strange Fruit Exhibition, June 21sr, Artists'…

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Added by E. Joyce Moore on June 18, 2014 at 8:52pm — No Comments

KARA WALKER TURNS AUNT JEMIMA INTO NAKED SUGARSPHINX -- but there's no need to protest.

TA-DAH . . .

"At the behest of Creative Time Kara E. Walker has confected:

Kara Walker - A Subtlety

or the Marvelous Sugar Baby

an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes…

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Added by R~ on April 29, 2014 at 6:00pm — 13 Comments

Coping with the effects of depression and mental illness as an artist

Final Mental Health Forum…
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Added by Black Art In America on June 17, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Studio Museum in Harlem E - Newsletter June 11

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Added by Black Art In America on June 16, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments

The Diastema Project

The Diastema Project - There is much to be said about a gap-toothed grin!

The reception and artist talk is tomorrow night,  Thursday, June 12, 5-8 pm at UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N. in Minneapolis.  Come check it out if you are in town.…

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Added by Stephanie D. Morris on June 12, 2014 at 12:34am — 1 Comment

Dakar Biennale brings modern African art to the world stage

Dakar Biennale brings modern African art to the world stage

By Teo Kermeliotis, for CNN
updated 8:39 AM EDT, Thu May 29, 2014…
The 11th edition of the Dakar Biennale of contemporary African art is currently underway in the Senegalese capital. Here, "Celebration," 2014, an installation by Slimane Rais (Algeria).
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Added by Black Art In America on June 11, 2014 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Tanner's Banjo Lesson

The Banjo Lesson is one of the most important images ever created by an African American artist. This was one of the first depictions of Black Americans in which stereotypical minstrel show type characterizations did not play a part. The tender one on one interaction between teacher and student shows the kind of intelligence and sensitivity indicative of real human beings,…

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Added by Michael Owens on June 10, 2014 at 9:14am — 2 Comments

A Raisin in the Sun Directed by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon

Kenny Leon Tony winner for best direction of his revival of “A Raisin in…

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Added by Black Art In America on June 10, 2014 at 9:15am — No Comments

Newly Discovered Octavia E. Butler Stories

Celebrate Octavia E. Butler

 

On June 24, two new works by Octavia E. Butler will be available for the first time.…

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Added by Black Art In America on June 10, 2014 at 8:53am — No Comments

Phyllis Stephens at Stella Jones Gallery

Phyllis Stephens is an award-winning fifth generation quilt maker, considered by critics to be a Master of African-American Story Quilts, Simply stated her quilts are inspirational. She has quilted professionally for more than twenty five years. Her quilts have been displayed in some…

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Added by Black Art In America on June 9, 2014 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Detroit in Johannesburg: Detroit-Based artist collective exhibits in Johannesburg

Detroit-Based artist collective exhibits in Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa — This summer, curator, Ingrid LaFleur, brings Detroit-based artist collective, Complex…

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Added by Black Art In America on June 9, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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Added by Black Art In America on June 6, 2014 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Liberty Theatre Cultural Center Art Benefit

 “Liberty Legends” by Najee Dorsey          

Liberty Theatre Cultural…

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Added by Black Art In America on June 5, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Balls to the Wall an exhibition at Arcilesi | Homberg Fine Art in Brooklyn June 5th - 29th

June 5th through June 29th I will have three paintings featured at Arcilesi | Homberg Fine Art (AHA) in Brooklyn.  This will be my first group exhibition with AHA and I look forward to the opportunity to share my work with new audiences. Opening Reception will be Thursday June 5th from 6 - 9pm. For gallery hours and other…
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Added by Cedric Michael Cox on June 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Sankofa: Reach Back and Get It

Ever wonder where artists get their ideas from?  Ideas for my artwork come from everywhere, music, comedy, sketching, watching videos and of course looking at the work of other artists past and present. It may not always show in my work but probably the most inspirational thing to me is history. I've always said history was my favorite subject in school,even more than art. My serious art education really didn't begin until I went to college, but I've been a history buff since I first…

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Added by Michael Owens on June 4, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments

THE MENIL COLLECTION FEATURED IN ASSOCIATION OF ART MUSEUM DIRECTORS

THE MENIL COLLECTION FEATURED IN
ASSOCIATION OF ART MUSEUM DIRECTORS’
PUBLICATION OF INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING
 
HOUSTON, TX, June 3, 2014—The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) has released Next Practices in Art Museum Education, a resource that compiles information about AAMD member museums’ innovative approaches to engaging the public with the arts…
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Added by Black Art In America on June 3, 2014 at 8:01pm — 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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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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