All Blog Posts Tagged 'American' (58)

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…

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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…

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

Marvin Gaye's Troubled Soul

Marvin Gaye's Troubled Soul

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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

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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…

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

Ernie Barnes and the Sugar Shack

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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…

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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…
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Added by Black Art In America on July 10, 2014 at 4:17pm — 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…

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

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

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…

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

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

African American jockey, three-time Kentucky Derby winner celebrated in new bio

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Former NFL player and Emory faculty member Pellom McDaniels III wrote the definitive biography of the first African American jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times.

If you are shocked to know that African American jockeys existed—much less thrived—in 19th-century America, don’t tell Pellom McDaniels III. He will be shocked that you are shocked. And yet, in the end, he accepts that his job is to ensure that…

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Added by Black Art In America on May 1, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Looking at the American South, the Studio Museum Considers the Insider-Outsider Divide

Terms of Art: Looking at the American South, the Studio Museum Considers the Insider-Outsider Divide

BY ANDREW RUSSETH 

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Added by Black Art In America on March 31, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Celebrating 25 Years James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora

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Celebrating 25 Years 
of the James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora
 
 
Bridging the Past to the Present: African American 
Contributions in…
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Added by Black Art In America on March 17, 2014 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Celebrating 25 Years James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora

SAVE THE DATES
 
Celebrating 25 Years 
of the James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora
 
 
Bridging the Past to the Present: African American 
Contributions in Public…
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Added by Black Art In America on March 17, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Twentieth Century African American Art at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

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Added by Black Art In America on March 12, 2014 at 2:27pm — No Comments

African American Art and the American Story Lecture at Bentonville Fine Art Show

The Bentonville Fine Art Show Arts Discussion:

 "African American Art and the American…

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Added by Black Art In America on March 10, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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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

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