Kara Walker made a portrait of Toni Morrison for the cover of The New Yorker. | Artsy

Benjamin Sutton, Artsy The artist Kara Walker has created an instantly iconic portrait of the recently deceased author Toni Morrison for the cover of The New Yorker magazine. The portrait, shared by the magazine on Instagram and reposted by Walker, features a closeup of Morrison’s head. The artwork is rendered in Walker’s distinctive, high-contrast, cut […]

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[Video] Collector Dr. Joy Simmons Takes Us Inside Her Art-Filled L.A. Home | The Cut

Wendy Goodman, Carmen Hilbert, Samantha Lee, The Cut Image Credit, The Cut. Featured Image Dr. Joy Simmons set out in 1992 to design an art-filled home in L.A. in which to raise her two young daughters. She was a practicing radiologist and an art collector, who today has amassed one of the most important collections […]

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Baton Rouge activist was killed by a tenant behind on his rent, police say | The Washington Post

Hannah Knowles, The Washington Post Law enforcement officials including Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul, at lectern, announce the arrest of Ronn Jermaine Bell on Tuesday. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate/AP). Featured Image A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, the Baton Rouge activist whose body was found in a […]

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Sculptor Augusta Savage Said Her Legacy Was The Work Of Her Students | NPR

Brigit Katz, NPR Augusta Savage was an artist, educator, activist and community leader. Her work is the focus of an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, organized by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. She’s pictured above with her 1938 sculpture Realization. New-York Historical Society. Featured Image Sculptor Augusta Savage once said: “I was […]

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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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