From the original article found at: i-d   There’s a scene in artist Awol Erizku’s new film, Serendipity, in which he takes a sledgehammer and smashes a bust of David and replaces it with one of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti. It is his way of dramatically calling attention to the […]

Awol Erizku Debuts New Film ‘Serendipity’ at the MoMA | ...

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By:  ALLYN WEST | via OFFCITE You can see in the renderings of Ruby City, the building David Adjaye Associates has designed to hold the Linda Pace Foundation’s art collection in San Antonio, the same “skewed, swelling shapes” that architectural historian Stephen Fox praises in his essay in Cite 78. “[Adjaye’s] buildings,” writes Fox, “don’t […]

David Adjaye Designs an “Important Civic Moment” for San Antonio

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by VICTORIA L. VALENTINE | via Culture Type THE RECORD PRICE for paintings by Kerry James Marshall doubled last night at Christie’s New York. “Plunge”(1992), a large-scale painting by the Chicago artist sold for more than $2.1 million (including fees), a new auction record for the artist, according to Christie’s and Iris Index. The sale estimate for […]

‘Plunge’ by Kerry James Marshall Sells for $2.1 Million | ...

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Washington, D.C., native hopes to promote expansion, reach more Iowans in new role at African American Museum By Liz Zabel - The Gazette When LaNisha Cassell lost her home to a fire last September, the community reached out to help her.  “They were incredible,” she said.  Now — after 11 years […]

Cassel Appointed New Deputy Director of African American Museum

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BY Hannah Ghorashi  | via ART NEWS The Birmingham Museum of Art announced today that it has hired Horace D. Ballard, Jr. to be its curator of education, a position he began on August 10. His appointment follows two other relatively recent curatorial additions at the museum: Robert Schindler as curator […]


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The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea L. Taylor as President and CEO effective September 8, 2015. Most recently, Andrea L. Taylor served as Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs, North America for the Microsoft Corporation, where she managed employee engagement and giving […]

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Appoints Andrea L. Taylor President and ...

On July 1, 2015, Piedmont Arts welcomed eight new members to its Board of Directors.       New Board members,  who will each serve a four-year term, include: Courtney Armstrong, attorney with the law firm of Armstrong & Armstrong; Masha Edelen, owner of HD Web Studio; Nancy Galli, founder of Nancy’s […]

Piedmont Arts Appoints New Board Members

Collector Bernard Lumpkin 19 May, 2015  in Uncategorized  tagged African American Art / Art / Art Collector / Bernard Lumpkin / Black Art / Collector / Fine Art / New York by WhosWhoBlackArt Originally Posted by Hilarie M. Sheets on  ARTSY | May 11th, 2015, 11:49pm Since collectors Bernard Lumpkin and Carmine Boccuzzi became parents to twins Lucy and Felix just over a year ago, they have fully integrated the spheres of […]

Collector Bernard Lumpkin on His Unofficial Role as “Black Art ...

  Emory doctoral candidate Fahamu Pecou will have his painting “But I’m Still Fly” displayed in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Emory Photo/Video   By:  Kimber Williams  | Emory Report | May 14, 2015 It’s been a year of achievement for Emory doctoral candidate Fahamu Pecou, a […]

Pecou’s Painting Acquired By Smithsonian National Museum of African American ...