This week’s news in Black art focuses on institutional changes. The National Museum of African American History and Culture has announced a new director.
Above: Johanne Rahaman. Photo by Maggie Steber Documentary photographer Johanne Rahaman has traveled the state of Florida in search of the persistence of Black presence;
Legend has it that the Statue of Liberty was supposed to be a sister. I like to imagine that sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi would have chuckled at the brutal irony of his commission.
Dudley Alexis is a Haitian American filmmaker based in Miami. His most recent documentary, When Liberty Burns, highlights the life and death of Arthur McDuffie who died after a brutal police beating.
Above: Derrick Adams, Floater 8 (pizza), 2016. Hero image courtesy of Derrick Adams. Breathe. Breathe. During times of anxiety, people utter these words of comfort.
How These Women Successfully Navigate Their Careers During a Pandemic Dr. Kelli Morgan Above: Dr. Kelli Morgan. Image courtesy of NUVO.
Above: National YoungArts Week 2019 Yashua Klos working with students. Photo by ©Gesi Schilling. One of the most exciting exhibits in Miami is the work of National YoungArts Winners in Design, Photography, and Visual Arts.