AIR Kamau Amu Patton Collaborates with ETW Students
Recently, I facilitated a workshop with the museum’s Expanding the Walls Youth Program. Totally fun! Thank you to all the students who participated. Gerald Leavell and I had a few conversations prior the workshop about what that afternoon could look like. After continued discussion about themes, we decided on “building creative communities” as the idea that would inform our activity. We presented the group with a variety of underground artists produced zines and videos from my collection. The discussion that followed focused on the power of such objects to voice the spirit of a creative community. Then, we made a zine!
Civil Rights-Era Photographs from Edmund Carpenter and Adelaide de Menil
This striking collection of photographs features images captured during the height of the radical changes brought on by the 1960s Civil Rights movement.
The Whole World Was Watching: Civil Rights-Era Photographs will be on view through September 25, 2011 at The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas.
Elizabeth Catlett's Forever Love
At the request of the artist, Ellen Sragow curated this wonderful exhibition, which brings together Catlett's iconic Sharecropper images, as well as other, rarely seen works.
Digame: Elizabeth Catlett's Forever Love will be on view through May 25 at the Neil L. and Angelica Zander Rudenstine Gallery, W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African-American Research, Harvard University.
Meet Me at the Center of the Earth
Organized by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco this exhibition highlights Nick Cave's elaborate use of color, texture, movement and sound.
The Winter/Spring 2010-11 issue of Studio Magazine has arrived. Dubbed “The Conversation Issue”, this latest volume features a plethora of interviews with artists, curators and writers – Mark Bradford, Stephen Burks and Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims to name a few – in addition to Naomi Jackson’s book picks, a fiction piece by Dr. Amina Gautier, excerpts from recent publications, studio visits with contemporary artists and more! Pick up your copy at the Studio Museum today.
Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial at the Indianopolis Museum of Art
Organzied by Joanne Cubbs, the museum’s Adjunct Curator of American Art, this long overdue retrospective brings together many of Dial's assemblages, paintings, and drawings, and celebrates his extensive career.
Bodyscapes at Mechanical Hall Gallery, University Museums, University of Delaware
Bodyscapes will be on view through July 15, 2011 at the Mechanical Hall Gallery, University Museums, University of Delaware
Curated by University of Delaware art history doctoral candidates, this expansive exhibition features artwork by David Driskell, Robin Holder, P.H. Polk, Alison Saar, and Carrie Mae Weems among others.
TV Land Special | Sunday February 27th at 8 pm ET/PT
Forty-one years after their first exhibition at the Studio Museum, AfriCOBRA still brims with ‘expressive awesomeness’!
AfriCOBRA: Art for the People is a fast paced documentary despite the group’s (generally) geriatric status. Dynamic cinematography, ‘real talk’ and AfriCOBRA’s signature ‘Koolaid Colors’ keep things fresh while bringing the group's canvases to life on screen. AfriCOBRA artists or ‘image makers’ describe the jazzy, polyrhythmic movement in their work as ’visual music’, a synesthetic idea not far from Kandinsky’s theories on sound and color.