Magazine article American Visions

Did You Know

Magazine article American Visions

Did You Know

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... The National Black Fine Art Show is back in New York City for the third year running? This year, Danny Glover will host the show, and proceeds from the Thursday night preview will benefit the Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Art Fund. From February 4 to 6, expect every inch of wall space in the Puck Building to be covered with art by some of the best African-American artists of the last 100 years--Tanner, Bannister and Duncanson, as well as Benny Andrews, Richard Yarde, Elizabeth Catlett, Artis Lane and many more. This lively, educational presentation displays the depth and diversity of African-American art. For Joscelyn Wainwright, who produces the show, the goal is to provide a venue where people can go and acquire art. For more information, call (212) 777-5218.

... The Detroit Institute of Arts has produced a new gallery guide that encourages visitors to critically explore works by African-American artists? In addition to placing the works in historical context, the guide provides detailed information about the works and the artists, including quotations, photos and biographical information. Artists featured include Romare Bearden, Gilda Snowden, Edmonia Lewis, Joyce Scott and Tyree Guyton.

... Through a partnership between the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Indianapolis chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, the museum has acquired "Nappy Head Blues," a sculpture by Alison Saar? The sculpture, a maze of uplifted blue hair that comments on issues of freedom and choice, is on permanent display. …

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