It is a great irony that the Faith Ringgold’s first public commission was effectively imprisoned for over 40 years, but this situation raises valuable questions regarding our notions of the public and how that public is served.
We Wanted a Revolution at the Brooklyn Museum tracks the shape-shifting radicalism of black women artists, authors, filmmakers, dancers, gallerists, and public figures between 1965 and 1985.
Recent books by Tim Lawrence and Douglas Crimp underline the close relationship between the New York art scene of the 1970s and ’80s and that most unjustly maligned of musical movements, disco.
WASHINGTON, DC — Upon entering the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, I made my way through the lobby and down a flight of stairs.
Works from the private art collection of renowned poet and author Maya Angelou will soon go on public display.
For its fourth year, the annual, moderately sized Metro Show, now rechristened Metro Curates, opened Wednesday with an eclectic mix of folk and vernacular art, contemporary fare, indigenous artifacts, textiles, and a wealth of Americana.
A little-known depiction of Harlem literary life and African-American literature by Faith Ringgold is currently on view at the New York Public Library in its exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter.
Happy MLK day! As we celebrate the life of the Civil Rights leader, more controversy plagues the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial that was erected on DC’s National Mall this summer. On Friday, the Washington Post reported that the memorial’s inscription will be corrected.
Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, has a delightful summer show, titled “Interstice & Emphasis: Artists from the Aljira Collection.” The exhibition, now on view till September 24, features artwork acquired over the institution’s 27-year tenure. The work on view is neither groundbreaking nor provocative, but it is appealing and downright charming at some moments, with the overall tenor of the show being low-key. As the song goes, it’s summertime and the living is easy.