The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the world premiere of CULLUD WATTAH, written by 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Candis C.
Above: Drake performing. Photo by The Come Up Show. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license.
This Week in Black Art: Robert E. Lee Statue Removed, Michael K. Williams Passes, Howard Honors Chadwick Boseman
This week in Black art and culture, Ancestry.com has added the world’s most comprehensive digitized collection of Freedmen’s Bureau data. Theaster Gates and the Prada Group have teamed up to launch an experimental design lab for aspiring designers of color.
This week in Black art and culture, the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards nominations have been announced with history made for the second year in a row.
This week in Black art and culture, French-Caribbean artist Julien Creuzet is shortlisted for the 2021 Edition of the BMW Art Journey.
This Week in African Art and Culture – (May 9 – 15, 2021) South Africa’s Loyiso Mkize Announces DC Comics Debut and More
This week in African art, a new solo exhibition on Black representation is on view at ADA/contemporary in Accra, Ghana. On continuing conversation around restitution, a European country has announced the return of some African artworks to their home country.
Above: The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York Douglas M. Parker Studio, Los Angeles at the Broad. This week in Black art and culture, artist Andre Oshea redesigns a Chadwick Boseman tribute NFT following a controversy over it at the Oscars.
WOODIE KING, JR. TO RETIRE JUNE 30 AS HEAD OF NEW FEDERAL THEATRE Hands company’s leadership to Elizabeth Van Dyke
Above: Woodie King,Jr. Woodie King, Jr., Founder and Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), will retire from leadership of the famed theater company on June 30, 2021, handing the baton to NFT’s newly appointed Artistic Director, Elizabeth Van Dyke.
This Week in Black Art and Culture: Frieze NYC, Funding HBCU Art Museums, No Politics at the Olympics
This week in Black art and culture, the world is studying and chiming in on Black influence and how it affects us politically, artistically and socially.