Thirty artworks entered the collections of the Blanton Museum of Art, the Hood Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, the RISD Museum, and the Hampton University Museum.
Souls Grown Deep Foundation
Souls Grown Deep Starts Unprecedented Resale Royalties for Artists
The Resale Royalty Award Program offers living artists 5% — the highest royalty threshold worldwide — of the proceeds from secondary market sales, at up to $85,000 annually per artist.
One of Black Southern Art’s Greatest Advocates, William S. Arnett, Dies at 81
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.
Outsider Art Comes to the Metropolitan Museum
The entry of works from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation into the Met’s collection has prompted the museum to rethink the way it presents 20th-century art history.
Choosing Between a Folk Artist’s Story and His Work
Ronald Lockett believed in magic. So said sculptor Kevin Sampson during a talk in July at the American Folk Art Museum.
Artist Thornton Dial, an American Genius, Dies at 87
It has been said that when gods fall, the earth shakes.
From the Deep South, an Overlooked Chapter in Art History
ATLANTA — Is Bill Arnett enjoying the last laugh?
The Met Museum Nets Major Collection of Outsider Art from the South
The Metropolitan Museum has just received gift of 57 works by African American artists from the southern United States from collector William Arnett’s Souls Grown Deep Foundation.