For those who feel most comfortable in virtual worlds, the sale and procurement of digital assets including rare collectibles and NFTs (non-fungible tokens), is a prevailing lifestyle—a means through which to champion a creative community that is often ignored.
Above: Denise Gardner, 2021. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago. Image by Lori Sapio. The Art Institute of Chicago announced today the election of Denise Gardner as the organization’s new chairperson of the Board of Trustees.
Above: Alteronce Gumby. Photo by Daniel Greer On March 19th, the exhibition Somewhere Under the Rainbow / The Sky is Blue and What am I formulated by mixed-media artist Alteronce Gumby premiered at the Charles Moffett and False Flag art galleries in New York, where the exhibition will be shown until April 25th.
Above: ROBERT JAMES REED, JR. (1938 – 2015) Plum Nellie – Norfolk Suite. Swann Galleries’s spring sale of African American Art will take place on Thursday, April 22.
This week in Black art, visual art takes up the most recent news in progress. Two museums have instated Black women as figureheads, one for the first time in its history.
Lagos, Nigeria-based artists Adegboyega Adesina and Johnson Eziefula are brought together for a joint show by Destinee Ross-Sutton and the Ross-Sutton Gallery
Above: © Adegboyega Adesina, courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton, 2021 Seeing is believing. Destinee Ross-Sutton’s Ross-Sutton Gallery delivers – A show of kindred spirits, by duo Adegboyega Adesina and Johnson Eziefula.
This Week in African Art and Culture – (March 28 – April 3, 2021) Amoako Boafo and Otis Quaicoe show in Accra, Burna Boy is nominated for a Brit Award
Above:Amoako Boafo, Libby and D-Lee, 2019, Oil on canvas. This week in African art and culture, Gallery 1957 in Accra, Ghana is showing a group exhibition featuring some of Accra’s renowned young portrait painters.
This Week in Black Art and Culture: Guess Cancels Production of Knockoff, Benin Bronzes Will go Home
Above: Matt Neale from UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons This week in Black art and culture, the focus has been on reparations and well-earned acknowledgements.
National Museum of African American History and Culture Celebrates National Jazz Appreciation and Poetry Month in April
Above: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Gift of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, JMU The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) celebrates National Jazz Appreciation Month and Poetry Month in April with special digital offerings highlighting African Americans’ contributions to today’s jazz and poetry landscape.