Category: Art Education

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts honors military with open house

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts honors military with open house

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts dedicates a special night to the military community every year. The free open house, held Aug. 18, honored active duty, Reserve, Guard, retirees and their families in the...

Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival

Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival

Save the date for the, “15th Annual Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival” on Saturday, September 17th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Towson Courts Patriot Plaza, 400 Washington Avenue in Towson. Entertainment...

An absence of tributes to black leaders

An absence of tributes to black leaders

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, to be dedicated Sunday, is the first monument to a black leader on the National Mall, a landscape devoted to American cultural and political iconography. In Philadelphia,...

Motown songwriter Nick Ashford dies

Motown songwriter Nick Ashford dies

Nick Ashford, who along with wife Valerie Simpson helped set the gold standard for R&B duets, both as songwriters and performers, died of throat cancer Monday in a New Yorkhospital. He was 69. Ashford...

‘Porgy & Bess:’ Tweaking A Classic For The 21st Century

‘Porgy & Bess:’ Tweaking A Classic For The 21st Century

“Summertime,” one of the most recorded songs in music history, has been reinterpreted by everyone from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, to Brian Wilson and Janis Joplin. But the lullaby was first heard in...

You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This

Kevin Jerome Everson’s short films about ordinary African-American life are completely unordinary. Yet despite their frequent appearance in film festivals and on museum film programs, they have yet to sink fully into art world...

‘Runway’ designer right at home on ‘Porgy and Bess’ set

‘Runway’ designer right at home on ‘Porgy and Bess’ set

Emilio Sosa is making it work. The 45-year-old “Project Runway”-finalist landed the plum role of costumer for “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” which opened last night at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. “This is...

African-American art in Savannah, fests, more in store

African-American art in Savannah, fests, more in store

Savannah steals a little thunder this fall with the opening of a major showcase for African-American art, but Atlanta doesn’t lack for big cultural events of its own. Here’s a quick sampling: The Walter...

Ohr museum tickets free on holiday

Ohr museum tickets free on holiday

All Mississippi residents with proper identification will be admitted free to the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art on Labor Day, Sept. 5. Come and visit Phase I of the Frank Gehry-designed campus and view the...

Whiff of African heritage in capital’s artscape

Whiff of African heritage in capital’s artscape

The historic stone art of Tengenenge, a region located in northern Zimbabwe, may be barely 40 years old but it is breaching high-end ethnic boutique art and home accessories bastions across the world. A...

‘Material Girls’: 8 African American artists update a tradition

‘Material Girls’: 8 African American artists update a tradition

They collect discarded objects, such as tiny glass medicine bottles. One dyes tissue paper and creates floats of color. One goes to a quarry and uses volcanic rock to make sculptures. Another sees beauty...

Lake Wales Arts Council presents unique show

Lake Wales Arts Council presents unique show

The Lake Wales Arts Council presents Against All Odds: The Art of the Highwaymen, an exhibit organized by the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, opening on Sept. 1 and running through Oct....

U.S. Postal Service to honor 20th Century artist Romare Bearden

U.S. Postal Service to honor 20th Century artist Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden, the 20th Century master of collages capturing the African American experience, has long been a popular artist. Now everyone can have a tiny bit of his expressive art with a new series...

Edith M.S. Ingram, artist, writer concerned with black history; at 89

Edith M.S. Ingram, artist, writer concerned with black history; at 89

Edith Marie Stanton Ingram relished meeting people and often incorporated what she learned from their stories in her writing and artwork. Mrs. Ingram, an accomplished artist and writer who published a historical novel in...

Take Away Project #12, Monroe Reeves speaks with Jeffrey Ratner

Take Away Project #12, Monroe Reeves speaks with Jeffrey Ratner

What is Art? Ask anyone this simple question and see how many unique answers you will get. I had the opportunity to interview self-taught artist, Monroe Reeves from Baltimore, Maryland on his insights concerning...