BIPOC AS CERAMISTS

Kevin Snipes was born in Philadelphia, but grew up mostly in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a B.F.A. in ceramics and drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1994. After leaving grad school at the University of Florida in 2003 Kevin has led a seemingly nomadic artistic life, constantly making making no matter where he […]

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BLACK — FEMALE — SUFFRAGETTES

On August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote, passed in the United States. This year marks the centennial of that historic moment. And though Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton were the primary leaders of the movement, that vote would never had happened without the advocacy of Black suffragettes. […]

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MFA launches new ‘Banner Project’

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), unveils a new installation by Robert Pruitt (born 1975), inaugurating a new series of annual commissions that engages artists to create large-scale banners to be hung from the glass ceiling of the I. M. Pei-designed Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. Born in Houston and based in New […]

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COURAGEOUS WOMAN

In November, Harriet Tubman will be in the spotlight across the country. Below is some information on this Courageous Woman that you many or may not know. Her admirers called her “Moses” or “General Tubman,” but she was born Araminta Ross. It’s unclear exactly when the woman who would be known as Harriet Tubman was […]

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MICHELLE OBAMA’S NOD TO GEES BEND QUILTS

  The colorful pattern speaks to the uniquely Obama-esque blend of patriotism and activism, tradition and modernity. Quilting is the essence of Americana; specifically, the pattern evokes the strikingly modernist quilts created by the isolated African-American community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, beginning in the late nineteenth century. Created from recycled scraps of fabric, often in […]

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BLACK PANTHER PREMIERES

FILM SYNOPSIS After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and […]

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