All Blog Posts Tagged 'African' (66)

Tell It Like It Is, The Works of Glenn Ligon

by Michael Owens

Glenn Ligon is an African American conceptual artist whose work raises questions about  race, language, desire, sexuality, and identity. Ligon engages in intertextuality with other works from the visual arts, literature, and history, as well as his own life. Ligon's work is a direct challenge to American sensibilities and is greatly influenced by his experiences as an African American and as a homosexual living in the…

Continue

Added by Michael Owens on August 25, 2014 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Save our African American Treasures is coming to Birmingham!

NMAAHC -- National Museum of African American History and Culture

 
Save our African American Treasures



 Saturday, September 6, 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.



Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St. N.

Birmingham, AL 35203

This program is free and open the…

Continue

Added by Black Art In America on August 19, 2014 at 12:36pm — No Comments

The Pulse of Africa: Celebrating 25 Years of the African Festival of the Arts

The Pulse of Africa: Celebrating 25 Years of the African Festival of the Arts…

Continue

Added by Black Art In America on August 11, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

African Festival of the Arts Chicago Celebrating 25 years

FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

During its stellar 25 year history, the “Dee Parmer Woodtor Main Stage” (named for co-founder and late wife of Patrick Woodtor), has featured explosive performances by legendary entertainers such as James Brown, Hugh Masekela, Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Angelique Kidjo, Bobby…

Continue

Added by Black Art In America on August 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Pan African Film Festival Atlanta August 7 - 10, 2014

PAFF-ATL Special Events

PAFF PRESS RELEASE

OPENING NIGHT

Thursday, August 7 @ 7:25pm

Supremacy-still

Director: Deon Taylor (US/Narrative…

Continue

Added by Black Art In America on August 1, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Marvin Gaye's Troubled Soul

Marvin Gaye's Troubled Soul

by …

Continue

Added by Michael Owens on July 28, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Success in the Shadows: Contemporary Black Artists Struggle for Acceptance



Success in the Shadows: Contemporary Black Artists Struggle for Acceptance

by …

Continue

Added by Michael Owens on July 23, 2014 at 8:54am — 3 Comments

Post Modern Rebellion

 Does any artist have the right to present racially insulting imagery in their work? This question is an important one in understanding the images produced by some of the leading contemporary African American artists. Black artists work in a variety of media,with subjects ranging from portraiture to Politics, Morality, and social commentary. However the Black artists currently receiving the most attention are those who present racially charged, sexually explicit, and some say exploitative…

Continue

Added by Michael Owens on July 14, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

Ernie Barnes and the Sugar Shack

Link to original post on my website

Ernest “Ernie” Eugene Barnes, Jr. (July 15, 1938 – April 27, 2009) was a beloved African-American painter, well known for his rhythmic approach to movement as well as an elongated interpretation of the human figure. He was also a professional athlete, actor and…

Continue

Added by Michael Owens on July 11, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

Highlights From Treadway/Toomey Gallery Inaugural Sale Of African American Art

Jacob Lawrence

June…
Continue

Added by Black Art In America on July 10, 2014 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Black Aesthetics and African Centered Cultural Expressions

Added by Black Art In America on July 4, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

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…

Continue

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

Continue

Added by D. DelReverda-Jennings on June 24, 2014 at 8:54pm — 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,…

Continue

Added by E. Joyce Moore on June 22, 2014 at 5:42pm — 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,…

Continue

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

Inaugural Auction of African American Art

We are pleased to announce the inaugural auction of African American Art, to be held at the Toomey/Treadway Galleries in Chicago on June 1st. It is a natural fit to hold such an event in Chicago, because of the city’s rich African American cultural heritage. The list of…

Continue

Added by Black Art In America on May 23, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

DW Client News ::: VISUAL ARTIST "NORA MUSU" TO EXHIBIT “MAH RHYTHM” COLLECTION AT FAIE AFRIKAN ART GALLERY__CHICAGO, IL:

 

NORA MUSU OPENING RECEPTION @ FAIE AFRIKAN ART GALLERY:     

 …

Continue

Added by D. DelReverda-Jennings on May 21, 2014 at 3:40am — 1 Comment

AWARD-WINNING LIBERIAN ARTIST NORA MUSU SIGNS TO DW WORLD MEDIA:

 

Liberian visual artist Nora Musu teams with PR firm to expand reach within, and beyond, the arts community and to inspire aspiring female artists.

 

NORA MUSU:   …

Continue

Added by D. DelReverda-Jennings on May 21, 2014 at 3:34am — 1 Comment

African American Art on Show During Frieze Week MAy 8-11

Added by Black Art In America on May 9, 2014 at 6:55am — No Comments

Fiber arts...

Let the Church Say Amen celebrates spirituality with works in mixed media by renowned fabric artist Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin. Sonié's artwork is deeply rooted in the African American experience. Read

just in ...

A Rebuild Foundation/
Dorchester Projects Production

Living in Color: Radical Love
Wednesday, August 27

more

Buy art online...

New Works Just In our SBO Galleries

Members

Sponsor...

save the date...

© 2010-2014   Created by BLACK ART IN AMERICA™ / Copyright 2010-2014 BLACK ART IN AMERICA. LLC   All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service