Category: Spotlight Video

2012 Henry Taylor – African American Artist Profile – W Magazine & New York Times

2012 Henry Taylor – African American Artist Profile – W Magazine & New York Times

Henry Taylor, who lives in Los Angeles, paints fast, loose and sensuously on canvases great and small. Portraiture is his work’s center of gravity. His subjects include friends, relatives, acquaintances from the art world...

Berry, Diana, Smokey and More! Go Inside the Sleek ’60s Photo Shoot for Motown: The Musical

Berry, Diana, Smokey and More! Go Inside the Sleek ’60s Photo Shoot for Motown: The Musical

The stars of Motown: The Musical are getting ready to go dancing in the streets when the Broadway-bound production bows this spring. In a behind the scenes video from a recent photo shoot, cast...

The Journey of an African American Quilt Artist (Aisha Lumumba)

The Journey of an African American Quilt Artist (Aisha Lumumba)

Aisha Lumumba’s growth as a fiber artist, this video shows how her talent has evolved through the years, from traditional quilt patterns to more detailed artistic forms. More of her quilts can be viewed...

Five Artists – 1971 (1/2)

Five Artists – 1971 (1/2)

Five Artists is a documentary film about five accomplished African American artists who express their thoughts and feelings about the art they create. The film is poignant in capturing the artist’s devotion to their...

Dr. David Driskell’s legacy (Video)

Dr. David Driskell’s legacy (Video)

“Dr. Driskell’s legacy extends through several students who have built impressive careers as artists, teachers, and scholars in their own right. Artistic Reflections celebrates that legacy by featuring Dr. Driskell’s work alongside that of...

An interview with the artist Sam Gilliam (Video)

An interview with the artist Sam Gilliam (Video)

An interview with the artist Sam Gilliam Sam Gilliam grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi, and studied art in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1962 he moved to Washington, D.C., and created abstract paintings inspired by the...

Meet Kerry James Marshall (Video)

Meet Kerry James Marshall (Video)

An interview with artist Kerry James Marshall at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Kerry James Marshall is one of the leading contemporary painters of his generation. Over the past twenty-five years, he has become...