Smithsonian’s new secretary, Lonnie Bunch III, faces political and financial challenges | The Washington Post

Peggy McGlone, The Washington Post Lonnie G. Bunch III — the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture — has been appointed secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, becoming the first African American leader in its 173-year history. The Smithsonian’s Board of Regents introduced Bunch as the institution’s 14th secretary […]

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Museum receives $3.5 million endowment gift from Eddie and Sylvia Brown | Art Daily

Art Daily, Art Daily Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun). Featured Image BALTIMORE, MD.- The Baltimore Museum of Art today announced a gift of $3.5 million from Baltimore-based philanthropists Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown to endow the position of chief curator at the museum. The Browns’ support and advocacy […]

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Essential Arts: Destination Crenshaw, a bold outdoor museum plan inspired by black L.A. | Los Angeles Times

Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times A rendering from the Destination Crenshaw project shows the upper-level viewing deck of the proposed Sankofa Park, located where Crenshaw and Leimert boulevards split. (Perkins+Will). Featured Image The Randy’s Donut is bright yellow as the Rams head to the Super Bowl. And as the Lunar New Year approaches, I’m […]

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Nights at the Museum: Good for Cultivating an Art Habit and Romance | The New York Times

Facebook0Twitter0MailHilarie M. Sheets , The New York Times Monique and Ronald Ollie in front of Ed Clark’s “Untitled” (1975).CreditCreditSam Gilliam/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Daniel Dorsa for The New York Times. Featured Image Ronald Ollie was an engineering student at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in the early 1970s, he would take […]

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The sadism of white men Why America must atone for its lynchings | The Guardian Until now, the enforcement of white supremacy through racial terrorism in the form of lynching has largely been unrecognized as part of America’s history

Until now, the enforcement of white supremacy through racial terrorism in the form of lynching has largely been unrecognised as part of America’s history.

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An Intimate History of America | The Paris Review We made our way through the exhibitions that document the state-sanctioned violence black people experienced over the course of generations, pausing to study the images and take in their explanations

We made our way through the exhibitions that document the state-sanctioned violence black people experienced over the course of generations, pausing to study the images and take in their explanations

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Was Lead Belly a protest singer? A conversation with NMAAHC director Lonnie Bunch III | Folkways Lead Belly is “the hard name of a harder man,” said Woody Guthrie of his friend and fellow American music icon who was born Huddie Ledbetter (c. 1888–1949).

Lead Belly is “the hard name of a harder man,” said Woody Guthrie of his friend and fellow American music icon who was born Huddie Ledbetter (c. 1888–1949).

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