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And then the rotten eggs
cracked on skulls.
And then the scouring
in stale rooms with papered-over windows.
They taped up their mouths.
They cut off the phone lines.
They stuffed up the cracks along the baseboard.
But the last day was just any other day.
The magician in the park drew the usual crowd.
Couples on benches were imperfect and happy.
They were just like us
and the nameless day before,
easy, like a coin, as it rolled into today.
No one cried at the double rainbow.
No one minded the smoke.
A child sucked sweet rain
from the flesh of a watermelon rind.
Everywhere I looked, there were stars underfoot—
silver & captive
in a common ground.
Although Khedoori does not depict living beings, their presence is evoked in the traces they leave behind.
The Bronx Museum’s fifth biennial continues to focus its programming on individual identity, eliding the ever-divergent interests of the art market and local communities.
Part of the university’s Artists on the Future series pairing renowned artists with cultural thought leaders, this online event is free and open to the public.
While it may be strange to think of food insecurity as a basis for art, the works in Food Justice reveal barriers and injustices in food access.
Shiv would definitely have a Chihuly chandelier.
“[The art market] provides an opportunity for people to move money in a way that they can’t with other commodities,” says FBI Special Agent Chris McKeogh.
Black American Portraits features over two centuries of artworks centering Black artists and subjects.
Weisman Museum of Art Presents Highlights From the Kinsey African American Art and History Collection
An exhibition at Pepperdine University in Malibu chronicles the achievements and contributions of African Americans over the last five centuries.
A love of Black art and history was the bedrock of the friendship between Dell Marie Hamilton and Susan Denker, who had markedly different racial, economic, and generational subject positions.
With what he says is his final museum bow, Fitzpatrick shines a light on the colorful diversity that composes his city.
The question of race — however hidden, however camouflaged by the shouts of the crowds — is a constant theme and an unanswered challenge.