Tavares Strachan and Amanda Williams have also received the award, which increased from $625k to $800k, no strings attached.
An Essential History Immortalized in the Archive of Ebony and Jet
The archive of Ebony and Jet is a treasure trove of visual culture; its donation to the National Museum of African American History and Culture and Getty Research Institute will allow unprecedented access to decades of Black American history.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Dawoud Bey, and Trevor Paglen Among This Year’s MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grantees
The annual award to given to individuals who have “shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.”
Mary Reid Kelley, Joyce J. Scott, and Other Art Worlders Win MacArthur “Genius Grants”
Several artists are among the just-announced winners of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships, often called “genius grants.”
In Chicago, a Case Study in the Ethics of Cultural Philanthropy
Last Friday the Black Star Project, an organization that works to eliminate the racial achievement gap in Chicago, hosted a “Children’s March on the MacArthur Foundation” in front of the foundation’s headquarters in the city.
MacArthur Grantee Rick Lowe on Art as Community
DALLAS — Vickery Meadow is the kind of place that makes the news for all the wrong reasons. An impoverished enclave for immigrants and refugees in Dallas, it has long been one of the city’s most violent neighborhoods.
Can a Vacation Really Make You More Creative?
Last week, we all got a little jealous when we heard that the creative agency ThinkPARALLAX gave its employees $1,500 each and an extra day off to travel the world in search of inspiration. “As owners of a creative agency, we’re always thinking about how to inspire creativity,” a blog post by the firm’s founders read. “Rather than send employees to conferences or a local museum, we thought, what if our whole team is ‘forced’ to travel to a place they’ve never been, to immerse themselves in a new culture and gather inspiration?”
Seven Artists, Writers, and Musicians Among 2014 MacArthur Fellows
Of this year’s 21 recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, better known as the ‘genius grant,’ seven come from the arts.
Is Creativity Linked to Mobility?
“Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil,” American author Nathaniel Hawthorne once wrote.