Category: The News

Local mural a key piece of African American art

Local mural a key piece of African American art

From outside the deserted Wilmington building, passersby would have no idea that an authentic, nearly 70-year-old Aaron Douglas painting dominates the living room inside. Douglas, the forefather of African American art and a major...

Notre Dame Culture Center Approved

Notre Dame Culture Center Approved

The South Bend Redevelopment Commission has approved a plan to turn the Hansel Center on the city’s west side into the University of Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture. The university says the...

3rd times (still) a charm

3rd times (still) a charm

By Travis R. Wright Published: June 29, 2011 Three years ago, the Kresge Foundation announced a new arts philanthropy program, Kresge Arts in Detroit, the cornerstone of which, they said, would be an annual...

Sol Sax at The Why Emcee Ay!

Sol Sax at The Why Emcee Ay!

Right now, through the end of June, the Bedford YMCA is not just a place to work out and stretch your body. Now, the Y is featuring an art exhibit that gives you a...

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art plans a ‘jazzy’ summer

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art plans a ‘jazzy’ summer

Bye-bye, Andy Warhol. Sayonara, Jun Kaneko. Farewell, Richmond Barthé and Helene Fielder. The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art (www.georgeohr.org) set the bar awfully high with its opening exhibits, which until recently occupied the galleries since...

Smithsonian to launch traveling exhibit of William H. Johnson’s artwork with stops in Va., Md.

Smithsonian to launch traveling exhibit of William H. Johnson’s artwork with stops in Va., Md.

The Smithsonian Institution is creating a traveling exhibit with Morgan State University to feature rare paintings by African-American artist William H. Johnson. Curators say the exhibit announced this week, “William H. Johnson: An American...

High begins exhibit from Atlanta-based artist

High begins exhibit from Atlanta-based artist

Atlanta-based artist Radcliffe Bailey will be exhibiting 37 works including paintings, sculptures, mixed media, photos on metal and others at the High Museum of Art through September 11. Bailey is a renouned African American...

Newark Black Film Festival Starts Wednesday

Newark Black Film Festival Starts Wednesday

“The Newark Black Film Festival” returns for its 37th year starting at 7 p.m. at the Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Wednesday with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. for the acclaimed 2010 independent...

Namibia profile

Namibia profile

Provides an overview of Namibia, including key events and facts about this sparsely populated but stable country on Africa’s south-west coast.

Turning museums into cultural ghettos

Turning museums into cultural ghettos

Following a federal commission report to the US Congress, it now seems probable that a national museum devoted solely to American Latino history and culture will form part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington...

MODERN SLAVE

MODERN SLAVE

JD Dragan has been photographing men of color for more than 30 years. This Friday, June 24, his new exhibition “Modern Slave” opens at Philly’s AxD Gallery with an artist’s reception (5-8 p.m.). His...

August Wilson Center shifting focus to local artists

August Wilson Center shifting focus to local artists

By Sara Bauknecht, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The August Wilson Center for African American Culture will shift from focusing on presenting out-of-town artists to producing more of its own programming next season in an attempt to...

Dayton Art Institute Director Janice Driesbach to Retire, Interim Director Appointed

Dayton Art Institute Director Janice Driesbach to Retire, Interim Director Appointed

The Dayton Art Institute’s (DAI) Director and CEO, Janice Driesbach, announced that she will retire at the end of July. Driesbach, who was hired in November 2007 and began her tenure in January 2008,...

Prolific East-side teen has an eye for art

Prolific East-side teen has an eye for art

East-sider Jama Clayton has found that painting and drawing human portraits brings her joy and helps her explore her African-American heritage. Jama, 17, lives with her mother, Vicki Clayton. The busy teen checks her...

Billionaire shapes an art museum for the heartland

Billionaire shapes an art museum for the heartland

By CAROL VOGEL The New York Times The era of the world-class museum built by a single philanthropist in the tradition of Isabella Stewart Gardner, John Pierpont Morgan Jr. and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney may...