SPOTLIGHT: The Problem We All Live With

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We continue our Black History Month series with a look at Norman Rockwell’s The Problem We All Live With…In 1963, Rockwell confronted the issue of prejudice head-on with arguably the single most important image ever done of an African-American in illustration history.
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SPOTLIGHT: KARA WALKER

Kara Walker is an American Artist known for her bold exploration into race, culture and gender and identity issues. You might not have remembered her name, but surely I can recall you to her work once I show you those explosive black silhouettes resembling paper cut-outs that she’s most known for. Continue Reading

Spotlight: Jean-Michel Basquiat

We continue our Black History Month series with a look at the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat. His genius trapped in a burgeoning art movement set on ‘crazed’ did nothing to help slow down the excesses he became victim of. At 27, he was dead of a drug overdose in his Great Jones loft…the radiant child had left his canvassed works behind screaming at the world, their many faces torturing and riveting are not unlike his legacy.

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Spotlight: Thelma Golden

Thelma Golden

This week in honor of Black History Month we’ll be spotlighting notable African-Americans in the art world. First up is Museum Curator, Thelma Golden. Currently the chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Golden has spent her career curating shows that highlight previously under-represented artists including women and people of color. Continue Reading