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  • Contemporary African Art Since 1980

    Contemporary African Art Since 1980 is the first major survey of the work of contemporary African artists from diverse situations, locations, and generations who work either in or outside of Africa, but whose practices engage and occupy the social and cultural complexities of the continent since the past 30 years. Its frame of analysis is absorbed with historical transitions: from the end of the postcolonial utopias of the sixties during the 1980s to the geopolitical, economic, technological, and cultural

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  • The Corcoran Displays Contemporary African American Art in “30 Americans”

    The Corcoran Displays Contemporary African American Art in “30 Americans” · April 7, 2012 Washington DC.- The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design is proud to present “30 Americans”, a wide-ranging survey of works by many of the most important African-American contemporary artists of the last three decades. By bringing seminal artistic figures together with younger and emerging artists, the exhibition explores artistic influence across generations and sheds light on issues of racial, sexual

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  • 2013 Contemporary African American Art Calendar

    2013 Contemporary African American Art Calendar 5 Stars S Ray - Newport News VA I was introduced to this artist after my first Grandson took his life in 2003. He carried a card of this in his wallet, he loved the phrase on the back. The picture will always make me think of him and also his brother because he took his life also in 2004, within a hear apart. I have the book of the artist and what each part of the painting means. This artist will always be special to me! 2013 Contemporary African American Art

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  • Solid Wood Black Framed African American Flowers And Girl Contemporary Black Pictures Art Print

    This high quality art print is framed in a solid wood frame. A real piece of glass is then added in front to protect the art. The framing of this art inside the solid oak wood frame allows the art to really stand out making it a great addition to any room. The art piece is assembled by our own professional framers and comes ready to hang on your wall. Here at Art Prints Inc. we are 100% committed to providing you with the best selection of high quality premium grade art prints framed or unframed. We take

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  • Rashid Johnson Museum Of Contemporary Art Solo Exhibition Opens This Month

    Rashid Johnson Museum Of Contemporary Art Solo Exhibition Opens This Month · April 18, 2012 By CARYN ROUSSEAU 04/16/12 01:28 PM ET CHICAGO — For more than a decade, contemporary artist Rashid Johnson has worked almost under the radar, turning out work presented at museums and coveted by collectors around the world. But in the last year, the Chicago native, whose works made from everyday objects explore his own life story as well as larger issues of black identity, has garnered high-profile attention and

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  • 2015 Calendar African American Black Art Angels

    2015 Calendar African American Black Americana Angel Art by Elle Stringfellow Religious Spiritual Contemporary www .thestringfellowgall .com Single Page Make every day special with a custom calendar. Add your favorite photos, images, and text for each month of this single-page calendar. Create your design from scratch or customize any existing template for free. Available in two sizes – Standard and Small. Green 2015 Calendar African American Black Art Angels

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  • EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art

    A daughter of the poets Hettie Jones and Amiri Baraka, Kellie Jones grew up immersed in a world of artists, musicians, and writers in Manhattan’s East Village and absorbed in black nationalist ideas about art, politics, and social justice across the river in Newark. The activist vision of art and culture that she learned in those two communities, and especially from her family, has shaped her life and work as an art critic and curator. Featuring selections of her writings from the past twenty years,

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  • Book, "Art of Beadwork: Historic Inspiration, Contemporary Design" by Valerie Hector. Sold individually.

    H20-E8709CL Book, "Art of Beadwork: Historic Inspiration, Contemporary Design" by Valerie Hector. Sold individually . SAVE Retail Price : 86 % $24 .95 Your Price: $3.42 Limit 1 per cart H20 -E8709CL Renowned jewelry designer Valerie Hector invited several leading artists to use a piece of beadwork from another time or culture as inspiration for a wearable piece of their own making. The result is The Art of Beadwork . This lavishly illustrated celebration of beadwork combines a fascinating overview

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  • 60593 'Old Kentucky Home and African American Life in the South' Pa.

    60593 Old Kentucky home, African American life in the south; scene set in a Washington, D.C., backyard with African Americans who enact virtually every phase of family life: courtship and marriage, motherhood, training the young, and listening to the elderly. Focusing on the black community, he marginalizes the white visitor at the right. Johnson seems to have sought a measure of ambiguity in recounting his tale. Such open-ended story lines would characterize many postwar paintings of everyday life.

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  • The Evolution of Change: African American Art

    The Evolution of Change: African American Art · September 22, 2011 Much like the leaves of autumn, the face of America is ever-changing. And this is also true for the art world, which reflects back to us images of our modern society, shaped by history and the confluence of cultures. This fall, coinciding with the onset of auction season, a variety of innovative events featuring the works of contemporary African-American artists explore how the concept of race has affected the world of art. Two of the most

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  • Museum of Contemporary Art

    April 15, 2009 A mountain restaurant and cable car station in Graubunden, Switzerland, that was built in 1990 by this year's Pritzer Prize winner, Peter Zumthor. ; Via Michael DeMonaco’s blog It's been a week of architectural triumph and art-world turmoil... so let's start with good news. In a surprise announcement, the 2009 --the highest honor in international architecture--has been , a relatively obscure Swiss architect who is as well known for turning down commissions as he is for creating exquisite

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  • African American Holding Couple

    African American Holding Couple LR -F961A 6 .75 " holding couple figurine, very contemporary and elegant. • UPC: 710309333555

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  • American 1960's pop art painting on silk style of Shepard Fairey signe

    When I first saw this I thought it might be an image of Obama, in the style of Shepard Fairey, who created the now-famous "Hope" image. Upon closer examination I saw that it was obviously older, circa 1960's, judging from the label on the frame, which gives the artist as a Jim Moran of Visalia, California. The subject remains to me a mystery, but I wonder if it might be a famous 1960's African-American activist---or then again it might not be a black subject at all. There's an "Op-Art" element mixed with

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  • Are Sales of African American Art Picking Up or in Decline?

    Elizabeth Catlett's Sharecropper by Daniel Grant “This is still a very young market, and we’re adding new artists all the time,” said Swann Galleries’ Nigel Freeman. “This” refers to African American art, an area of dedicated sales that Swann pioneered back in 2007, holding twice-yearly auctions since then. Something else being added to this market is another auction house — Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago — which its first ever African American sale on March 1st and similarly plans to hold two a

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  • Contemporary Art: A Little Taste Outside of Love

    A Little Taste Outside of Love Inspired by images of iconic African American women, emblems of the black power movement, and her mother’s photographs from the 1970s, Mickalene Thomas creates monumental pictures that explore and challenge the representation and objectification of women, and black women in particular. Here she casts an African American woman as leading lady in an updated version of a longestablished visual archetype—a sexualized female subject seemingly caught unaware as she reclines

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  • Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks

    MCA Chicago presents Chicago-born, New York–based artist Rashid Johnson’s first major solo museum exhibition, surveying the first 14 years of his career. Deftly working in a range of media—including photography, painting, sculpture, and video—Johnson incorporates commonplace objects from his childhood into his work in a process he describes as “hijacking the domestic.” The artist transforms these everyday materials—such as plants, books, record albums, photographs, shea butter, and soap—into conceptually

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  • NOTED AFRICAN-AMERICAN SCULPTOR’S WORKS ON VIEW AT READING PUBLIC MUSEUM

    Selma Burke, Young Girl, marble (Reading Public Museum) Reading , Pennsylvania — 10 April 2012 ( ) Two works by noted African-American sculptor, Selma Burke, are on display in the Reading Public Museum’s newly renovated and expanded Cohen Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art. The pieces — a marble bust of a young girl and a wooden mother and child — are on a two-year loan to The Museum courtesy of Anselene Morris and Frederick Toone Bacon. Born in 1900 in Mooresville, North Carolina, Selma Burke’s work

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  • ALVIN BALTROP, AFRICAN-AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER

    Alvin Baltrop, “Three Navy Sailors,” 1969–72. Gelatin silver print, 8½ × 12¾ inches. Collection Morteza Barharloo, Houston . Perspectives 179 Alvin Baltrop: Dreams Into Glass July 20–October 21, 2012 Contemporary Art Museum Houston I just recently learned about Baltrop’s work in my “Photoconceptualism ” history class this past year of my MFA at ICP-Bard College. This exhibit seems long overdue but among other urban works, it promises to be a comprehensive survey of the work of this Black photographer’s

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  • Arts Focus: The Art of the Quilt

    » Arts Focus: The Art of the Quilt “Q uilts have an interesting history, amazing stories about their creation abound, and the techniques used by their makers vary extensively,” explains Martha Stewart in the forward to the book Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum (Rizzoli, $75). “What nimble fingers, what imagination, what lovely combinations of coloring and patterning, and what extraordinary artisanship went into the fabrication of these works of art,” she continues. “There is a style of

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  • Art of tomorrow

    Art of tomorrow · September 21, 2011 On a once-overlooked corner in Raleigh ’s Depot Historic District, a stony Zen-like garden flanks the entrance to a new vision for the city’s arts scene. A museum has opened in a former warehouse, and with new high-rise condos and a bustling restaurant district nearby, it’s designed to add a new dimension to this city’s sense of self while fleshing out the state’s growing constellation of major museums. Raleigh ’s latest addition to North Carolina ’s exploding art scene

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  • Peggy Cooper Cafritz irked by black art platitudes at Katzen

    Peggy Cooper Cafritz irked by black art platitudes at Katzen · November 23, 2010 By Jessica Dawson Curator J.W. Mahoney leads a tour at American University’s Katzen Center on Saturday. (Courtesy of Max Cook) An impassioned plea to area art institutions to show black artists interrupted last Saturday afternoon’s smile-and-nod curator’s talk at on view at American University’s . During the exhibition walk-through with curator James Mahoney, arts patron Peggy Cooper Cafritz, victim of a devastating , asked why

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  • Tampa Museum of Art

    Tampa Museum of Art 601 North Ashley Drive Tampa, FL Phone: 813-223-8130 -- The Tampa Museum of Art is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of knowledge and appreciation of the fine arts through exhibition and educational programs encouraging the development of fine arts for the broadest possible audience. The Tampa Museum of Art's primary purpose is to collect, preserve, display and interpret works of art reflecting art forms of regional, national and international importance for the public on a

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  • Museum therapist’ challenges idea of art

    ‘Museum therapist’ challenges idea of art · June 23, 2012 Emanuella Grinberg , CNN updated 5:13 PM EDT, Fri June 22, 2012 Fred Wilson likes to juxtapose art from different eras, as he's done here with these statues in his New York studio Savannah, Georgia (CNN) — After all these years, Fred Wilson still smirks when he talks about the time he wore a security guard uniform to give a tour of New York’s Whitney Museum. It was 1991, and Wilson had already achieved a certain level of fame in New York as a

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  • The Nation’s Largest African American Art Expo –

    The Nation’s Largest African American Art Expo – October Gallery · July 14, 2013 Black (art) is beautiful African-American works highlighted at Liacouras Center this weekend By ROBERT STRAUSS For the Daily News Posted: November 06, 2006 WHEN STEPHANIE Daniel was growing up in Boston, going to visit relatives on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts every summer, the idea that there was an African-American art community was not really a part of her consciousness . “Sometimes people just want art that, when

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  • Multicultural Theatre II: Contemporary Hispanic, Asian, and African-American Plays

    > Multicultural Theatre II: Contemporary Hispanic, Asian, and African-American Plays Multicultural Theatre II: Contemporary Hispanic, Asian, and African-American Plays Multicultural Theatre II: Contemporary Hispanic, Asian, and African-American Plays 9781566080422 Product Description Teachers nationwide have a great need for good, up-to-date writing on themes related to cultural diversity for literature classes, oral interpretation and forensics. Roger Ellis' original multicultural anthology of scenes

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  • ECM: A Cultural Archaeology

    As stunning and complex as the music it celebrates, this book presents essays, photographs, archival material, and artworks that pay tribute to one of the world's most daring and innovative record labels. Founded by the legendary producer Manfred Eicher in 1969, a moment when contemporary music was being redefined across all genres, ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) aimed to bring jazz, improvised, and written music out of the studio and into living rooms around the world. Acoustically rich and expansive,

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  • David Adjaye: A House for an Art Collector

    An in-depth presentation of an important contribution to New York residential architecture. Considered one of the most important architects of his generation, David Adjaye is lauded for high-profile buildings such as the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, and the recent competition-winning design for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Designed and built over five years for the contemporary art collector Adam Lindemann, 77E77

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  • Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art

    Winner, Trade Illustrated Category, 2009 AAUP Book, Journal, and Jacket Show. Over the past two decades, artists James Luna, Fred Wilson, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Pepon Osorio, and Renee Green have had a profound impact on the meaning and practice of installation art in the United States. In "Subject to Display, " Jennifer Gonzalez offers the first sustained analysis of their contribution, linking the history and legacy of race discourse to innovations in contemporary art. Race, writes Gonzalez, is a social

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  • Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave

    In her expressionistic drawings and paintings of the last three decades, acclaimed South African artist Marlene Dumas has focused on the human figure, probing themes of love, desire, despair and confusion in order to slyly critique social and political attitudes toward women, children, people of color and others who have historically been victimized. From her evocative portraits, based on photographs of friends and family as well as figures culled from printed pornography, to her large-scale images

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  • 30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection, Third Edition

    Since the 1960s, Miami's Rubell family has collected the works of the most relevant contemporary African American artists as an integral part of their broader mission to collect the most interesting art of our time. 30 Americans serves as both the catalogue for their current exhibition of African American art at the Contemporary Art Center New Orleans and a visual record of the Rubell family's diverse collection, which spans genres and generations. This expanded third edition contains not only artists long

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