What if every art museum looked like the Rubell Art Museum in Miami?
Kwame Brathwaite (b. 1938, Brooklyn, New York) was an early champion of the “Black is Beautiful” movement. Beginning in the late 1950s, his photography, organizing and promoting helped create momentum for the slogan which gained prominence through the 60s and 70s.
I had the opportunity to see Nari Ward “We the People” when it was installed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
Wifredo Lam’s background features an almost inconceivable mix of influences, a unique artistic recipe that begins with a Chinese-born father, an African mother with additional Spanish descendants, and a childhood spent in Cuba.
James Baldwin inspired Beauford Delaney with his fearless social conscience and commitment to civil rights causes.
Ghanaian artist Joseph Tetteh-Ashong (born 1947), popularly known as Paa Joe, gives shape to the starting blocks of the Middle Passage at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta’s presentation of “Paa Joe: Gates of No Return.”
Alexandria, Virginia displays the work of Nigerian born, Brooklyn-based artist Olalekan Jeyifous’ whose installation, Wrought, Knit, Labors, Legacies, was unveiled in the city’s Waterfront Park in March.
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present a dual-artist exhibition of works by Thornton Dial and Colorado-based artist Jasmine Little.