London-Based Artist Pays Homage To Michelle Obama With Giant Mural | Travel Noire Michelle Obama may not be our first lady anymore, but she is still larger than life in our eyes. Literally. If you head over to London, you will find a huge 30 foot mural of Mrs. Obama on Dorrell Place in Brixton.

Michelle Obama may not be our first lady anymore, but she is still larger than life in our eyes. Literally. If you head over to London, you will find a huge 30 foot mural of Mrs. Obama on Dorrell Place in Brixton.

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Legacy Russell Appointed Associate Curator at Studio Museum of Harlem | The Network Journal Thelma Golden, chief curator at the Studio Museum of Harlem, today announced the appointment of Legacy Russell to serve as assistant curator of exhibitions at the Studio Museum.

Thelma Golden, chief curator at the Studio Museum of Harlem, today announced the appointment of Legacy Russell to serve as assistant curator of exhibitions at the Studio Museum.

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Mosaic Youth Theatre gets $1M gift from ‘Hamilton’ producer | The Detroit News The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit on Wednesday touted its largest gift ever: a $1 million grant from Oak Park native Jeffrey Seller, the lead producer of the Broadway hit musical, "Hamilton."

The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit on Wednesday touted its largest gift ever: a $1 million grant from Oak Park native Jeffrey Seller, the lead producer of the Broadway hit musical, “Hamilton.”

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Raven Wilkinson, 83, Is Dead; Black Ballerina Braved Segregated South | The New York Times Raven Wilkinson, one of the first African-American dancers to perform with a major ballet company, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, died on Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 83.

Raven Wilkinson, one of the first African-American dancers to perform with a major ballet company, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, died on Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 83.

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Barry Jenkins and Kahlil Joseph Reimagine Roy DeCarava’s Admiring Vision of Harlem | Hyperallergic Director Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk and video artist Kahlil Joseph’s “Fly Paper” transmute the aesthetics and storytelling of photographer Roy DeCarava’s 1950s portraits of Harlem.

Director Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk and video artist Kahlil Joseph’s “Fly Paper” transmute the aesthetics and storytelling of photographer Roy DeCarava’s 1950s portraits of Harlem.

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(2014) Testimony of a Cleareyed Witness | The New York Times Color and class are still the great divides in American culture, and few artists have surveyed them as subtly and incisively as Carrie Mae Weems

Color and class are still the great divides in American culture, and few artists have surveyed them as subtly and incisively as Carrie Mae Weems

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Meet Haitian-Puerto Rican artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, on what would have been his 58th birthday | Face2Face Africa Perhaps you first heard about Jean-Michel Basquiat earlier in 2017 when his painting, Untitled (1982), sold for a record $110.5 million, making his art the most expensive American painting of all time.

Perhaps you first heard about Jean-Michel Basquiat earlier in 2017 when his painting, Untitled (1982), sold for a record $110.5 million, making his art the most expensive American painting of all time.

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Dawoud Bey: 40 Years of Photos Affirming the ‘Lives of Ordinary Black People’ | The New York Times A new retrospective book “Seeing Deeply” reveals his decades-long exploration of community, memory and photography.

A new retrospective book “Seeing Deeply” reveals his decades-long exploration of community, memory and photography.

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