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.
William S. Arnett
A Soaring Visionary of Afrofuturism and Black Power
In Atlanta, the pride-affirming work of the African American self-taught artist Charles Williams comes into focus in a new, well-researched exhibition.
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.
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?