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Tyrim Brash: Brooklyn artist talks limitless possibilities

Tyrim Brash: Brooklyn artist talks limitless possibilities

When you ask Tyrim Brash what he does, he will say, “I am a painter primarily.” But in addition to being a visual artist, he’s a fashion designer who creates silk scarf clothing derived from his artwork. “I choose to not to limit myself to art because not everyone understands or takes a liking to [...]

Circe, 1977. Courtesy Estate of Nanette Bearden and DC Moore Gallery, New York.

Romare Bearden’s ‘A Black Odyssey’ excites art lovers at Emory

“Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey,” a dazzling exhibition of collages and other works by one of the most powerful and original artists of the 20th century, is open at the Michael C. Carlos Museum until March 9, 2014. Curated by the esteemed scholar Robert G. O’Meally, this exhibition reunites the 1977 series in all its [...]

Neal Hamilton paints out loud

Neal Hamilton paints out loud

Cleveland native Neal Hamilton artwork has been featured at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, top art studios, VH1 and HBO’s Treme to name just a few. Hamilton recently sat down with rolling out to talk about his work, style and reaching urban youth with his art. Where are you from originally and where did you [...]

AFRICOBRA: Showing at the DuSable this July

AFRICOBRA: Showing at the DuSable this July

AfriCOBRA: Art and Impact opens at The DuSable Museum of African American History on Friday, July, 26th. This very special exhibit, honors the Chicago artist group, AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists).  According to the DuSable’s website: AFRICOBRA: Art and Impact. The exhibition at the DuSable Museum (July 26–September 29, 2013), is curated by Arlene Turner Crawford, visual [...]

‘KKK’ is coming to The DuSable in Chicago

‘KKK’ is coming to The DuSable in Chicago

Artists James Pate’s KKK – “Kin Killin’ Kin” – is a powerful and thought-provoking series of images that reflect artists James Pate’s deep love and even greater concern for the epidemic of youth violence in the African American community. If he were a singer, he would sing about it. If he were a dancer, he [...]

Artisans of Lincoln: Anthony Sims talks designing the 2013 Lincoln MKZ

Artisans of Lincoln: Anthony Sims talks designing the 2013 Lincoln MKZ

Anthony Sims, a Lincoln Interior Designer, was put to the test to re-imagine the 2013 MKZ. He was one of a only a few on the team to be granted this experience. “When sketching, I thought of luxury hotels and that experience, that feeling that you’re special,” shares the Washington state native. Sims recently discovered [...]

Harlem Postcards: 10th Anniversary at Studio Museum in Harlem

Harlem Postcards: 10th Anniversary at Studio Museum in Harlem

It’s the 10th Anniversary for Harlem Postcards, Studio Museum in Harlem’s signature exhibit. Alex Da Corte joins Ugo Rondi­none, Jumoke Sanwo and Letha Wil­son in this season’s exhibit. An ongoing project, Harlem Postcards features contemporary artists with diverse backgrounds who present images of Harlem, ”the nexus of black culture,” highlighting its “cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, [...]

Mark Morrisroe (1959–1989), Untitled, c. 1981. Gum bichromate print, 24 15/16 × 20 7/8 in. (63.3 × 53 cm). The Estate of Mark Morrisroe (Ringier Collection) at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. © The Estate of Mark Morrisroe (Ringier Collection) at Fotomuseum Winterthur

‘Blues for Smoke’ art exhibit now showing at the Whitney

Blues for Smoke features more than 40 artists from the 1950s to the present in both blues and popular music. The exhibition title was inspired by the 1906 sold album by jazz pianist Jaki Byard. The curator handpicked pieces that are poetic and avant-garde, closing a divide based on race, genertion and canon. Art lovers [...]

Museum guests viewing the Kinsey Collection exhibition during the opening reception on February 8
Photo 2013 © Courtesy of Cindy Charles Photography

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s papers at Museum of African American Diaspora in San Franscisco

The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect offers an inspirational journey through five centuries of African American history, culture and heritage. Presented as part of MoAD’s Collector’s Series, the exhibition celebrates Bernard and Shirley Kinsey’s passion for collecting objects of extraordinary significance over the 40 years of their [...]

Wells Fargo team members pictured with the Kinsey family during the Kinsey Collection tour launch in San Francisco
Photo © 2013 Courtesy of Cindy Charles Photography

Wells Fargo Honors Emancipation Proclamation with Art Exhibit

Wells Fargo Launches National Art Exhibit in San Francisco Honoring The 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation National exhibition recognizes art as a voice for history and culture Wells Fargo recently kicked off its national art tour featuring the “The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey: Where Art and History Intersect” at the [...]