Lucy Walker’s Sundance award winning documentary Waste Land follows Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, who has pieces in museums worldwide (including El Museo del Barrio), on this daring project. Arriving at a landfill, Muniz discovers that the workers are welcoming, engaging, bright people. One man has opened a library using the discarded books he’s found, while [...]
DanceAfrica, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) longest running program — and one of America’s largest and most vibrant celebrations of African and African American dance, music, and culture — celebrated its 30th year in 2007. Created in 1977 to heighten awareness of African culture, the festival has evolved into a high-spirited Memorial Day Weekend tradition [...]
Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7–8:30 p.m.
I was checking out the Brooklyn Museum’s website and noticed Conversation and Book Signing with Shepard Fairey. I first learned of Fairey because of the famous Obama Hope poster which inspired many variations.
Somos Arte presents the new exhibit, Marvelous Color, celebrating six of Marvel Comics’ popular and iconographic super hero characters: Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, The Falcon, Blade and James Rhodes (Iron Man/War Machine) at the gallery of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) located at 408 West 58th Street, between 9th and 10th [...]
Harlem Market Hub is the new community gathering spot. A place to rendezvous with friends, get acquainted with neighbors, promote your service or business, sell your wares â€“ new or used, even test new products for immediate feedback, all while browsing jewelry, art, hand-made crafts, textiles, housewares, furniture; new, gently used, or vintage clothing, and [...]
One day a year, for the past 31 years, nine of the country’s finest museums, all ones that call Fifth Avenue home, collectively open their doors for free to New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration. This traffic-free, music- and art-filled celebration fills the street and sidewalks of Fifth [...]
While the glory days of Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Jacob Lawrence and countless others have come and gone, Harlem is once again experiencing an arts renaissance. With a respectful nod to artists of the original Harlem Renaissance and “props” to contemporary Harlem artists, Harlem Arts Alliance presents ArtCrawl Harlem.
Today, March 14th at 3:00PM, Casa Frela Gallery (47 West 119th Street) will be the new site of DOWNrightART and Masks — unique exhibits organized by Alexanderâ€™s Angels.Â The exhibit was made possible with the help of public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a division of the Long Island Arts [...]
Emory Douglas worked as the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the Party disbanded in the 1980s providing graphic art for the party’s newspaper, The Black Panther. Colette Gaiter, a university art professor states that “Douglas was the most prolific and persistent graphic agitator in the American Black Power movements. [...]
Editor’s Note: We are pleased to have Tyrus Rochell Townsend from the blog I.Heart.Art and The.Noir.Arts.Gallery write this review for us. His bio state “I believe I teach and reach the masses through my words and my aura.Â I love, live, become and support art. National Black Fine Art Show ****** Last night, the 13th [...]
The 13th Annual National Black Fine Art Show (NBFAS) will take place February 13-15, with a Gala Preview on the evening of Thursday, February 12 to benefit The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. The NBFAS will present exceptional work by African, African-American and Caribbean artists. This international art fair features a [...]
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has a full list of events to commemorate Black history month. For more details check out the website. Many of the events are free or have a minimal cost. Below is only a partial listing of events. AAJC/HBCU Student All-star Big Band Sunday, February 1, 2009, 3:00 [...]
In the stratosphere of art, street artist TMNK (The Me Nobody Knows) aka Nobody considers himself an outsider.Â That’s why, insteadÂ of havingÂ to pay $200 to $650 a ticket to enter the Outsider Art Fair Benefit Preview,Â you can attendÂ hisÂ own personal art exhibitÂ and receptionÂ OUTSIDE of the American Folk Art Museum tomorrow. Previously a homeless man, Nobody’s goal [...]
Executive Producer of “Art Off The Main” Loris Crawford and Host Raqiyah Mays co-host on 98.7 Kiss FM’s Wake Up Club ************ A couple of weeks ago we told you about the 4th Annual Art Off The Main Art Show which showcases artÂ from Africa, the Caribbean, South and Central America and the October 2nd [...]
Christie’s is slated to sell Untitled (Boxer) by Jean-Michel Basquiat on Nov. 12, 2008. The painting is estimated to bring in over $12 million. The current auction record for a Basquiat is $14.6 million for Untitled, a painting of a primitive figure with large hands that sold at Sotheby’s last year. For more on Basquiat, [...]