Diddy purchases $21.1 million Kerry James Marshall painting

It has been reported that producer and entrepreneur, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is the buyer of “Past Times” (1997) by Kerry James Marshall.

Up-and-coming glass artist carves out own niche

It was totally unexpected. Hanging out with roommates on a lazy Friday night 11 years ago, one of them said, “You know, you can blow glass.”

Stan Squirewell, Renee Cox among featured artists at Harlem Perspectives exhibit

Stan Squirewell’s work, along with that of Renee Cox and a number of other artists of color, is being presented in the current Harlem Perspectives exhibit at Faction Art Gallery, which runs through May 13.

Annual Harlem Fine Arts Show celebrates healing power of art

Rushing from the stage to get to his shift at Kings County Hospital, Dr. Robert Gore still made the time to speak briefly to the Amsterdam News about the connection between art and medicine.

British art gallery finds home for new branch in Harlem

Harlem is 4,000 miles away and five hours behind Bristol, England, but for Richard Scarry and his partners, Chippy Coates and Celine Gauld, who just opened up FACTION Art Projects on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, they feel much closer.

Obamas’ official portraits unveiled

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama re-emerged on the public stage Monday in Washington, only this time for an event that has nothing to do with politics.

Basquiat painting on view at Brooklyn Museum

An original Basquiat painting was hung at the Brooklyn Museum Jan. 26. Basquiat’s 1982 skull painting was purchased in an auction at Sotheby’s for $110 million by Yusaku Maezawa, a wealthy Japanese entrepreneur last year.

National Museum of African American History and Culture wins design award

The National Museum of African American History, designed by British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye, is the recipient of the Beazley Design of the Year Award for 2017.

‘Tell Them We Are Rising’ screens at Apollo Open House Weekend

In celebration of Black History Month and as part of the Apollo Theater’s Open House Weekend activities, the Apollo Theater, Firelight Media, “Independent Lens” and PBS station THIRTEEN will host a screening of acclaimed director Stanley Nelson’s film “Tell Them ...

Oscar-winning documentary director brings Apollo to life for big screen

As reported on Deadline as an “exclusive,” Roger Ross Williams, who won the 2010 Oscar for his documentary short, “Music by Prudence,” is directing an authorized documentary feature on the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment expands new digital arts/animation training initiative

New York City’s Office of Media and Entertainment, in partnership with the Neighborhood Opportunity Network and The Animation Project, unveiled an exciting new initiative called the Made in NY Animation Project.

Free art project for uptown cancer survivors 

Since Nov. 2, Survivors Inspiring Sisters Through Art & Advocacy for Health has been hosting free art workshops for men and women cancer survivors every Monday and Thursday in November.

Whole Foods Market unveils public artwork, Harlem: Past, Present, Future

There was an official dedication of the public artwork, Harlem: Past, Present, Future, at Whole Foods Market Harlem Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat’

New York City is my home and has been since the 80s.

Art at City College: ‘Void of Death’ by Julio Mejia

A city without art is a colorless city. It’s often argued that a world without the arts will wither and die.