Emory Douglas and Barbara Easley-Cox at a Black Panther rally in the summer of 1968. (Photographer: Pirkle Jones © Regents of the University of California. Courtesy Special Collections, University Library, University of California Santa Cruz)

Art Movements is a weekly index of developments centering the people of the arts and culture sphere. Listen to our weekly podcast of the same name on iTunes.


Maria Bauman-Morales, Rodrigo Bellott, Kate Bornstein, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Lola Flash, Gayatri Gopinath, Yve Laris Cohen, Thomas J. Lax, Charles Rice-González, and Hao Wu were named the mentors for the 2019-2020 program cycle of Queer|Art|Mentorship program. [via email announcement]

The Biennale de Lyon has announced the 50+ artists participating in its 15th edition, titled Where the Waters Mix. [ARTnews]

The Chicago Artists Coalition has awarded 15 artists $2,000 micro-grants, including Alexandra AntoineGregory BaeRose BlouinLaksha DantranCoriama DavisKevin DemeryAshley FreebyJacquelyn GuerreroCandace HunterLiang LuscombeSaraNoa MarkMeida McNeilCarlos Barberena de la RochaDorian Sylvain,and Chunbo Zhang. [via email announcement]

Hadi Fallahpisheh and Devin N. Morris are the recipients of Artadia‘s  $10,000 2019 New York Awards. [ARTnews]

Parker Ito was named the new resident of the Artist Studio at Bellagio. [via email announcement]

Rick Kinsel has joined the board of trustees of New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. [via email announcement]

Locust Projects has announced the recipients of its 2019 WaveMaker grants. [WaveMaker]

Mark McKnight was awarded the 2019 Portfolio Prize by Aperture Foundation. [Aperture]

The San Francisco Art Institute will bestow artist and Black Panther Party Minister of Culture Emory Douglas with an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, and Ericka Huggins and Barbara Easley-Cox, Black Panther Party leaders, human rights activists, and educators, with the Douglas G. MacAgy Distinguished Achievement Award. [via email announcement]

Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, was honored by the Architectural League with their 2019 President’s Medal. [via email announcement]


The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts awards presented by Oolite Arts, is offering $500,000 in funding to Miami-Dade’s visual artists and art teachers. The program provides grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 for new works, and $5,000 travel grants for K-12 art teachers. One artist will receive the Michael Richards Award, an unrestricted $75,000 award and commission from Oolite Arts in collaboration with The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Applications are due May 20. [The Ellies]

The VIA Arts Prize has launched its call for entries. The prize’s mission is to deepen cultural awareness of Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese arts and cultures in the UK. UK-based artists of any nationality are invited to submit an original artwork specifically inspired by Ibero-American arts and culture. Applications are due September 30. [Via Arts Prize]


Paul Klee, “Wachstum regt sich (Growth stirs)” (1938), Private Collection, Switzerland, deposited in the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Courtesy Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Image archive, © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Beverly Adams was named the Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. [MoMA]

Teresa Burga is now represented by Alexander Gray Associates Gallery in New York. [ARTnews]

Valerie Gay was appointed deputy director for audience engagement and chief experience officer at the Barnes Foundation. [via email announcement]

Clara Ha, a former partner at New York’s Paul Kasmin Gallery, will open her own gallery, CHART, in Tribeca. [artnet]

Amy Homma was named director of education and public engagement of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. [via email announcement]

Kelly Huang was appointed co-director of Gagosian San Francisco. [ARTnews]

Anastasia Karpova Tinari was appointed director of Richard Gray Gallery in New York and Chicago. [ARTnews]

The Paul Klee family is now represented by David Zwirner gallery. [via email announcement]

Kirsten Paisley will serve as the next director of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in New Zealand. [Artforum]

Kat Sapera was appointed co-director of Grimm gallery in New York and Amsterdam. [ARTnews]


Warren Adler (1927–2019), novelist, playwright, and poet [Variety]

Josine Ianco-Starrels (1926–2019), curator who shaped the Los Angeles art scene [LA Times]

Kazuhiko Kato (1937–2019), manga artist known as Monkey Punch [Japan Today]

Kazue Kobata (1946–2019), Japanese curator, professor, translator, and former Artforum contributing editor [Artforum]

Claude Lalanne (1925–2019), French artist known for her surrealistic jewelry and sculptures [WWD]

Benon Lutaaya (1985–2019), artist who worked in paint, colage, and mixed media, and was co-director of Room Gallery and Projects in Johannesburg, South Africa [ARTnews]

Lyra McKee (1990–2019), journalist and editor [CBS]

David V. Picker (1931–2019), motion picture executive and producer [Variety]

Mavis Pusey (1928–2019), distinguished painter, printmaker, and teacher [The Studio Museum in Harlem]

Barbara Schultz (1927–2019), television producer [NYT]

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922–2019), mosaic artist who merged traditional Iranian art forms and Western Modernism [The Third Line gallery]

Gary Stewart (1957–2019), veteran of Rhino Records and Apple Music known in the LA rock scene [Variety]

Gene Wolfe (1931–2019), science fiction artist [EW]

Henry Wollman Bloch (1922–2019), major philanthropist at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri [via email announcement]

Jayne Wrightsman (1919–2019), arts philanthropist who bestowed the Metropolitan Museum of Art with some of its most important European paintings [Vogue]

Jasmine Weber is an artist, writer, and former news editor at Hyperallergic. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

2 replies on “Art Movements”

    1. Thank you for sharing this. I’ll be sure to include Newton’s obituary in next week’s Art Movements.

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