#African American

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Robert S. Duncanson: African-American Painter in the Spotlight

Nearly 150 years after his death, African-American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson made headlines last month. This happened when his Landscape...

Alexandra Kiely 27 February 2021

Museum Stories

Lavett Ballard’s African American and Female Narratives

Lavett Ballard‘s work is currently on show in two exhibitions, When She Roars is on at the Long-Sharp Gallery and Women Heal through Rite and...

Maia Heguiaphal 14 December 2020

Artist Stories

The Fabulous Sculpture and Mysterious Life of Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis (c. 1844-1907) was quite a force of nature. She was an African-American and Native-American woman who became an...

Alexandra Kiely 13 February 2020

The Charles White Retrospective — Only the Beginning

Charles White was a prolific artist. The retrospective exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, which opened on October 7 and will be...

Howard Schwartz 11 October 2018

Women Artists

Dream-like Artworks: Minnie Evans’ Divine Inspiration

Folk Art, Surrealist, Visionary, Americana, call it what you will. Minnie Evans’ (1892-1987) dream-like artworks speak of another world; a world...

Rachel Witte 14 August 2018

Academic Art

Henry Ossawa Tanner – African-American Artistic Pioneer

[caption id="attachment_4308" align="aligncenter" width="620"] The Thankful Poor, Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1894, private collection.[/caption] Henry...

Alexandra Kiely 11 April 2017