Dwan helped pave the way when women-owned galleries were not so easy to find, or run.
The director’s six-decade career was an ever-adapting project to examine cinema’s relationship to the other arts and its inherent aesthetic and moral responsibilities.
At a time when many Black artists turned to figuration, Gilliam harnessed the power of abstraction, freeing the canvas from its support.
Her approach to figuration was influenced by Surrealism and Magical Realism while containing a storybook quality inspired by fairytales and folklore.
“He asked a lot of questions and cared about what younger generations thought and were experiencing,” said artist Joseph Coniff, a former student of Richert’s.
His writing spilled over with a creative spirit that made art out of art, sourced from his investigations into music, literature, film and theory, peering into the serpentine realities of Black art and Black life.
Through his scholarly and curatorial work, Arnett aimed to amend the conventional history of artmaking in the United States to center the significance of formally untrained Black artists.
Friends and family remember Rebeccah Blum, who was killed in Berlin on July 22.
The architect, whose design influence is found among major museums specifically dedicated to Black culture in the United States, passed away at the age of 66.