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Ruby Dee and Maya Angelou: Angels of Dignity

Like most us I was saddened to hear of the deaths of two remarkable, legendary, transcendent American women. The loss of one is extremely painful; the loss of two in such quick succession is almost unthinkable. The profound poetry of Dr. Maya Angelou inspired generations of young people to question the norms of an unjust society and challenge us to force change for the good of all, which is exactly what she worked for until the day she was called home. Ruby Dee was a tireless advocate for…

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Added by Michael Owens on June 29, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Artist Terry Dixon - Bates College Museum of Art

Chicago based artist Terry Dixon is exhibiting his work of art titled "Solo" in the exhibition Convergence: Jazz - Films - & The Visual Arts at the Bates College Museum of Art. Date: June 6th - December 13th 2014. Location: 75 Russell St. Lewiston, Maine 04240

http://www.bates.edu/museum/exhibitions/current/convergence-jazz-films-and-the-visual-arts/…

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Added by Terry Dixon on June 28, 2014 at 10:33pm — No Comments

BLACK AESTHETICS AND AFRICAN CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS JULY 13 - AUG 1



2014 NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers

Black Aesthetics and African Centered Cultural Expressions: Sacred Systems in the…

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Added by Black Art In America on January 14, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments

LIBERIAN MIXED-MEDIA ARTIST " NORA MUSU " __ AKATASIA ARTIST INTERVIEW_JUNE 2014:

AKATASIA.COM,  HAS DONE AN INSIGHTFUL INTERVIEW WITH COLUMBUS, OHIO.,

BASED ARTIST NORA MUSU  ....  IT'S A GREAT READ!  

  

INFO: C…

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Added by D. DelReverda-Jennings on June 24, 2014 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Cinque

Initially trained as an engraver, artist Nathaniel Jocelyn (1796-1881) turned to painting in 1820 and became a well-known portrait painter in the area of New Haven, Connecticut. In 1839 Jocelyn produced Cinque, a large oil portrait. The painting commemorates an event of that year in which Cinque , one of fifty three men and  women captured by Spanish slavers led a rebellion on the ship La Amistad.  The uprising took place after the slaves had to been sold in Havana, Cuba and were…

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Added by Michael Owens on June 24, 2014 at 10:44am — No Comments

Fine Artist Ron Anderson, Columbus, Ohio

In case you've never heard of him, you should get acquainted with the works of Ron Anderson,…

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Added by E. Joyce Moore on June 22, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Color Outside The Lines: A Tattoo Documentary

Documentary on black tattoo culture, seeks to educate and destroy stigmas about controversial, yet beautiful artform. …

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Added by Black Art In America on May 1, 2014 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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 — 9 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

#laborday weekend...

Cassandra Wilson, Musiq Soul Child and the Temptations, see them live at this years African Festival of the Arts - Chicago.

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