black artists

Art

MoMA Is Finally Giving Legendary Black Artist Charles White His Due

Black people have made great art forever but have been mostly ignored by large museums. Nearly 40 years after his death, White is finally getting the acclaim he deserves.
André-Naquian Wheeler
10.24.18
Culture

A Wrongfully Jailed Artist Confronts America's Legacy of Slavery

“Our country makes money off of black bodies by keeping them in jail,” says Gianni Lee.
Genel Ambrose
7.19.18
Travel

A Radical Black Arts Renaissance Is Reshaping a Fractured St. Louis

You ought to be paying attention.
James McAnally
7.9.18
Race

As a Black Creative, Brands Want Me—but Not My Conception of Blackness

In a short film and essay, artist summer mason reflects on the constant dance between taking commissions and avoiding exploitation in an era of commercialized identity politics.
summer fucking mason
6.29.18
Art

To Fight Racism Within Museums, They Need to Stop Acting Like They're Neutral

The art world is full of the longstanding, racist histories that have affirmed white supremacy.
Antwaun Sargent
5.21.18
Art

The Artist Changing the Face of Black Girlhood

Even Beyoncé adores Deborah Roberts's collaged portraits of strong, beautiful black girls and women.
Antwaun Sargent
3.6.18
gallery show

How to Survive Systemic Racism in America

Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter explores the politics of survival at We Buy Gold in Brooklyn.
Antwaun Sargent
7.12.17
exhibitions

'Invisible Man' Inspires Conceptual Art About Blackness

The inaugural show at at Martos Gallery's downtown space takes its name from Ralph Ellison's enduring 1952 novel about black visibility.
Antwaun Sargent
6.21.17
painting

All Hail Kehinde Wiley's Portraits of Black Art Royalty

An artist famous for painting everyday black people turns to new models—his art world peers.
Gabrielle Bruney
6.19.17
50 states of art

We're the Artists Fighting Racism in Memphis

The CLTV is an organization in Memphis, TN working diligently to create a platform for Black artists in their city.
Victoria Jones
4.25.17
50 states of art

We're the Artists Fighting Racism in Memphis | #50StatesofArt

The CLTV is an organization in Memphis, TN working diligently to create a platform for Black artists in their city.
Victoria Jones
4.25.17
Art

Barkley L. Hendricks Painted Black People as We Are

Remembering the incredible legacy of one of America's greatest artists, who captured the essence of every person he painted.
Antwaun Sargent
4.24.17
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