Category: The News

Newark Museum showcases part of its collection of quilts

Newark Museum showcases part of its collection of quilts

It’s been nine years since the Newark Museum’s last exhibition of its remarkable collection of American quilts, which ranges all the way from the 18th century to today and was begun at the very...

Swann Galleries’ announces autumn auction of African-American fine art in October

Swann Galleries’ announces autumn auction of African-American fine art in October

Swann Galleries’ autumn auction of African-American Fine Art on October 6 features many exciting discoveries—significant works by important artists that were previously unrecorded or never exhibited. The earliest piece in the sale is one...

The Devil on the Door

The Devil on the Door

Could a painting on a dope dealer’s storefront be the last work of Jean-Michel Basquiat? On a Saturday morning in the early summer of 1988, Jean-Michel Basquiat stepped through the doorway of a bodega...

Exhibit explores American folk art of quilts

Exhibit explores American folk art of quilts

Looking at an American folk quilt is like being engulfed in a starburst of swirling shapes and vibrant colors. “Unfolding Stories: Culture and Tradition in American Quilts,” an exhibition at the Fenimore Art Museum...

Met Museum Reexamines Masterpieces of African Art in Relation to Historic Figures

Met Museum Reexamines Masterpieces of African Art in Relation to Historic Figures

An ambitious exhibition-sweeping in scope and challenging conventional perceptions of African art-opens September 21 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bringing together more than 100 masterpieces drawn from the premier collections in Germany, Switzerland,...

MFA Unveils New Contemporary Art Wing

MFA Unveils New Contemporary Art Wing

Less than a year after opening its high-profile Art of the Americas Wing, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is set to unveil its latest upgrade — the new $12 million Linde Family...

Kelly shines in new Boston MFA contemporary art wing

Kelly shines in new Boston MFA contemporary art wing

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts opens a large new contemporary art wing this weekend in what curators say reflects a more forward-looking tilt to the city’s arts scene. Anchoring the launch is the temporary...

2011 Aaron Douglas Art Fair Planned For Sept. 24

2011 Aaron Douglas Art Fair Planned For Sept. 24

Organized by the Central Topeka Turnaround Team, the 6th Annual Aaron Douglas Art Fair will celebrate Douglas’s legacy as “the father of African American art” and showcase diverse and emerging artists from the Topeka...

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum takes the theme of “Community & Creativity” to the next level

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum takes the theme of “Community & Creativity” to the next level

“Your presence here is wonderful, but leaving your money behind would even be a little bit better,” Maureen Bunyan, WJLA TV news anchor and mistress-of-ceremonies reminded everyone at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s 44th...

African American music museum planned

African American music museum planned

A new US$47.5m (£30m, EUR34m) national attraction examining the heritage of African American music is being planned for Nashville, US, with a proposed opening date of 2013. The National Museum of African American Music...

DePaul unveils its masterpiece

DePaul unveils its masterpiece

There is no work by Ed Paschke. In “Re: Chicago,” the debut exhibit at DePaul University’s new art museum, movers and shakers in the local art world were asked to nominate a Chicago artist...

The Jewish Museum Presents ‘Ezra Jack Keats: A Creative Response,’ 10/17

The Jewish Museum Presents ‘Ezra Jack Keats: A Creative Response,’ 10/17

The Jewish Museum will present Ezra Jack Keats: A Creative Response, on Thursday, October 17 at 11:30 am. In this lecture, Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney shares his reflections on Ezra Jack Keats‘s work...

Byzantium to the Bronx, a World of Art

Byzantium to the Bronx, a World of Art

SEPTEMBER THE ART OF DISSENT IN 17TH-CENTURY CHINA: MASTERPIECES OF MING LOYALIST ART FROM THE CHIH LO LOU COLLECTIONLandscape paintings and calligraphies from a private collection highlight the traumatic collapse of the Ming dynasty....

Nashville museum on African American music planned

Nashville museum on African American music planned

A new museum in the works for Nashville will aim to expand the public’s idea of what makes the town Music City. The National Museum of African American Music may sound counterintuitive for a...

African Americans Take Center Stage In 3 Art Exhibitions (PHOTOS)

African Americans Take Center Stage In 3 Art Exhibitions (PHOTOS)

From New York to Los Angeles to Amsterdam, African-American beauty and style is on display. Three art exhibitions put it center stage this month, giving us a fresh look (and in some cases, a...