Amy Sherald, who painted Michelle Obama’s portrait, designs a mural that turns a Philly teen into her own inspiration | Elizabeth Wellington | The Philadelphia Inquirer

Elizabeth Wellington, The Philadelphia Inquirer Arthur Haywood works to install a mural by Amy Sherald, the woman who painted the portrait of Michelle Obama for the Smithsonian, at 1109 Sansom in Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The girl in the mural, Najee Spencer-Young, is from North Philly. HEATHER KHALIFA / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER. […]

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Sculptor Augusta Savage’s Towering Impact on the Harlem Renaissance | Artsy

Niama Safia Sandy, Artsy LINDSEY KILBRIDE / WJCT NEWS. Featured Image When I was in elementary school in the early 1990s, I would occasionally beg my mother for money to buy a book from the Scholastic Books circular. One year, I asked for a title called Great Women In the Struggle, the second volume in […]

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A French illustrator’s images of black women are controversial in Paris, but adored on Instagram | Quartz Africa

Lynsey Chutel, Quartz Africa Photo: Jersean Golatt, Featured Image A meet-and-greet with illustrator Nicholle Kobi is titled A Parisian Instant, yet at home the French illustrator is overlooked. This, even as her work spreads from Instagram to communities of black women around the world, this week in Johannesburg. Kobi’s work has become something of a […]

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Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates the photographic triumph of Gordon Parks | Cleveland.com

Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com One of the 13 murals that make up “The Life of Washington,” at George Washington High School in San Francisco. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times, Featured Image CLEVELAND, Ohio – Gordon Parks made it look easy. As director of the Shaft detective movies in the 1970s, and as […]

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