Art curator Valerie Cassel Oliver talks success in the arts

Valerie Cassel Oliver is an African-American staple of the modern and contemporary art world.

Exploring Caribbean roots at Akwaaba gallery

Newark’s Akwaaba Gallery will a host a reception on Friday, Aug. 16, from 6-9 p.m., for the opening of “Origins: Memories from the Metropolis,” an exhibition featuring 8 artists who all received their professional training in the metropolis of New ...

Basquiat’s art evokes Michael Stewart

When it comes to police misconduct/brutality it is hard to dismiss the image of Eric Garner being taken down in a chokehold.

TEDx Harlem is back for this year’s Harlem Week!

It’s been seven years since TEDx was in Harlem but it’s back for this year’s Harlem Week, and better than ever! Local, independent versions of TED Talks, TEDx events deliver the same inspirational, forward-thinking ideas; from science to business to ...

Commissioner Wanda M. Leonard elected new mayor of Upper Marlboro

Wanda M. Leonard, who has served as a commissioner in the town of Upper Marlboro, Maryland for the past 18 months, was elected president of the board of commissioners (mayor) for the town of Upper Marlboro in a special meeting ...

Three Black art exhibitions to see in Richmond, VA

The city of Richmond, Virginia has a long, complex and evolving history.

Community Calendar: July 25 - July 31

As the heat wave moves through the tristate, the temptation of outdoor live events and physical activities presents a challenge to us all—especially young children, our pets and those of us of a certain age. Doctors advice: drink lots of ...

Yossi Milo Gallery hosts ‘African Spirits’ Thru Aug. 23

Yossi Milo Gallery is hosting African Spirits, a group exhibition of photographic works taken in and out of the studio tracing the iconic visual legacy of studio portraiture from mid-20th century Africa on contemporary art.

Blerd City Con 3.0 puts spotlight on Black artists

Blerd City Con 3.0 held their two-day conference at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.

Citizenship question is off 2020 census….for now

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked the citizenship question inclusion in the 2020 census.

Black art takes Toni Morrison documentary ‘The Pieces I Am’ to new levels of aesthetic pleasure

Titus Kaphar’s “Beyond The Myth of Benevolence,” Kara Walker’s “African/American,” and Aaron Douglas’ “Into Bondage” move slowly across the screen during the sequence of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ documentary “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” where the impact of America’s history of ...

BlackBook gallery presents ‘Movement’ in Dumbo, Brooklyn

Los Angeles artist ThankYouX (aka Ryan Wilson) will debut his solo exhibition at the BlackBook Presents gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn Thursday, June 20, 2019.

Art Imitates Life: How One Woman Draws Inspiration From Illness

As a fashion illustrator, Kris Keys creates art from real life, in real time.

Paint, abstract art, focus of James Little curated exhibition at Art Students League

In an interview in BOMB magazine a few years ago, artist James Little declared, “I choose to be abstract because that’s where I found my voice, because it best reflects my self-determination and free will.

‘Us’—Jordan Peele’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning debut, ‘Get Out’

It’s challenging to review “Us” as there are many spoilers that occur in the first 10 minutes of the film.