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Brooklyn's African Art Hire Stirs Controversy – Earlier this week, the Brooklyn Museum raised eyebrows when it announced its new hires for positions in its African art and photography departments, both of whom are white. Some say the museum should have searched harder for a curator of color to fill the ...
This week, the Brooklyn Museum appointed two new curators. Kristen Windmuller-Luna was appointed the Sills Family Consulting Curator of African Art, and Drew Sawyer was appointed the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Curator of Photography. As soon as the news hit social media, the choices ...

The Brooklyn Museum on Monday named a white woman as the incoming curator of African art, promptly sparking criticism from people who said the position should have gone to a person of color. Kristen Windmuller-Luna is slated to take over managing the museum's African art collection in April, the ...
The Brooklyn Museum has a new African art curator, and many are not happy with the new hire. The museum announced on Monday that it had appointed Kristen Windmuller-Luna to manage the museum's African art collections. She is a white woman. According to the Huffington Post, “most critics of the ...
People Want To Know Why Brooklyn Museum's New African Art Curator Is White ... The Brooklyn Museum hired a white curator for its African art exhibits. ... it had appointed two new curators: Drew Sawyer for photography, and Kristen Windmuller-Luna, who will manage the museum's African art collections.
Modern and contemporary African art is making its presence felt at the 2018 edition of Art Dubai. Galleries from the continent have increased by 50% since last year, rising from six to nine, and the number of African artists exhibiting has grown by 17%. Although these figures may not represent huge leaps, ...

Two years after the Armory Show's Focus section offered a cross section of African galleries (the geographic frame was abandoned thereafter), dealers and young artists from South Africa, already in the spotlight with the opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, have made a particularly ...
IN ANTICIPATION OF THE SPRING 2018 SALES at major auction houses in London this month, Culture Type is taking a look back at recent results at Sotheby's. One of the benefits of observing auctions is the opportunity see works long held in private hands away from public view. The November 2017 ...
Museums in France and around Europe that hold African art are now reconsidering their collections. Many people are questioning if some of the objects were stolen or taken unfairly from countries that were former European colonies. Restitution claims are not new. But now, President Emmanuel Macron is ...
"The question is to give back what has been stolen during the worst conditions of war," said Marie-Cecile Zinsou, daughter of Benin's former prime minister and president of the Zinsou Foundation, an organization in the main city, Cotonou, that promotes African art. "It's very small for France, but for us it's ...
“The portrait of Tutu is a national icon in Nigeria, and of huge cultural significance,” said Giles Peppiatt, Bonham's director of modern african art. Peppiatt uncovered the work after a family in north London contacted him following recent lucrative sales of Nigerian artworks at auction. He said the family had ...
A year after the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art opened in Cape Town, South Africa—becoming the first major museum of its kind on the continent—a smaller, private art institution, the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), opened last week ...
“What [Carter] does, what we do at the National Museum of African Art, is not just about helping us to fill a void in a wider knowledge,” Casely-Hayford says. “It is helping to right the wrong of wider formal education and culture that so often forgets or diminishes the contribution of Africa. And both submerge us ...
The Brooklyn Museum in New York has appointed Kirsten Windmuller-Luna and Drew Sawyer as curators. They will begin in their positions at the museum in April. Windmuller-Luna has been named the Sills Family Consulting Curator of the museum's African art department. She was most recently a ...
The contemporary African art fair 1-54 made its African debut in Marrakech, Morocco, in the Grand Salon of the ritzy La Mamounia, one of Winston Churchill's favorite hotels. Held over the weekend, 1-54 welcomed 4,000 visitors to view the offerings of 17 international galleries, which exhibited more than 60 ...
Defined by an earnest use of color and deft symbolism, his paintings and collages express modern sensibilities and blend European, American, and African art forms. Work made during the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Black Arts Movements is being reconsidered anew as overlooked artists from the era ...
During the spring, Art Paris Art Fair featured Africa as its “guest of honour”, with works from all over the continent, while the Louis Vuitton Foundation dedicated its vast space to art from South Africa and other countries in the region. Paintings, sculptures and photographs have all been on view, with ...

The course, which satisfies major requirements for African and African American Studies, History, and International Comparative Studies, includes a site visit to the African art collections at the North Carolina Museum of Art and a meal at a local Kenyan restaurant. He plans to offer other courses on topics ...
At another time, Dahl spent 15 years in-and-out of prison for drug offenses to robbery. There, he created a bread recipe, a creation that would make him a millionaire. Dave's Killer Bread, an organic multi-grain bread made here in the Portland-Metro Area, filled the pantries of homes across America. He was ...
French President Emmanuel Macron Promises Restitution of African Art. In a speech in Burkina Faso, Emmanuel Macron bemoaned the fact that so much of Africa's cultural patrimony is held by European collectors and museums. Benjamin Sutton1 minutes ago · Share · Tweet · Email ...
London's Somerset House is abuzz with activity. The halls of the large neoclassical building, situated on the south side of London's Strand, are filled with art from the African continent. 42 galleries have taken over London's Somerset House for the fifth edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, aptly ...
Especially since the East African art scene is modest compared to South Africa's well-established scene, or Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal's quickly growing art space. El Anatsui's work is gaining even more global recognition. (Goodman Gallery). Contemporary African artists have gained more visibility at ...
So Cassandra Mesick Braun, curator of global indigenous art, and Jessica Gerschultz, assistant professor of African & African-American studies, decided to cooperate on a companion exhibit that would draw on the museum's holdings of African art and Gerschultz's own research on and collection of African ...
Africa's first contemporary art museum just opened its doors in Cape Town, South Africa, featuring art from across the continent and the African diaspora. The grand new space has a grand ambition: to tell the stories of a diverse continent and reclaim how it and its people are perceived. Jeffrey Brown reports ...
A private museum in Marrakech plans to relaunch next year, coinciding with the opening of the city's inaugural 1:54 Contemporary African Art fair, in a bid to attract international attention to Morocco's art scene. The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (Macaal), which is located on the outskirts of ...
1 at 1 p.m. and is in conjunction with the museum's exhibition “Race, Gender and the 'Decorative' in 20th-Century African Art: Reimagining ...
... and Braque were shattering traditional notions of form and space under the influence of Cezanne and African art. Modigliani, a close friend of ...
The vision of the African Art Centre is to create an enabling environment for the sustainable development of artists and crafters with a special ...
Joe Barry Carroll documents his college mentor's African art collection alongside the stories of contemporary African Americans in his latest ...
African Art Show Times Publishing Group Inc tpgonlinedaily.com A small, dusty settlement in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana seems like an ...
African contemporary art and design is being showcased in the French capital, Paris, this weekend, with a three-day fair that runs through ...
WWD: How did a German expatriate come to assemble one of the most important collections of contemporary African art? At what point did it ...
Although Africa is the second largest continent and contains 55 countries, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art is the only museum ...
More so, the rising numbers of visitors and sponsors are testament to the world's growing interest in African art and the increasing number of ...
“Art is not just an interpretation or facsimile of history, but a moral force in the production of a new reality, and hope for a damaged society,” ...
Africa Modern: Creating the contemporary art of a continent is published by the KT Wong Foundation, in collaboration with Wallpaper* and ...
Visitors arriving in the courtyard of Somerset House for 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (5–8 October 2017) were greeted by a large work by ...
Washington, DC - The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art is hosting the second-annual African Art Awards Dinner on October 27.
The front view of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, built by Heatherwick Studios from a repurposed silo. The building's simple ...
At issue is a warehouse in DeSoto where a worker says he's selling African art for Price. Price has refused to answer WFAA's questions about ...
I recently had an opportunity to visit the magnificent Zeitz MOCAA. I was completely blown away by the artistic excellence captured in both the architecture and ...
Finding African art at an affordable price outside of Africa can be a challenge. This is the scenario that led Ivorian entrepreneur, Alice Gbelia, ...
Last month the African Art Centre relocated to Station Drive, the cutting-edge creative precinct off Umgeni Road. During its 57 years of ...
The large collection of primarily West African art was valued at $800,000. The gift came after Benes also donated the contents of his New York ...
She started her blog in 2010 when African art was beginning to attract a lot of attention in London, where she was living at the time. As a result ...
Zeitz eventually became a resident of Kenya in 2003, and it was around that time that he began collecting contemporary African art. “I saw the ...
The expanded African Art gallery at the N.C. Museum of Art offers more than just a chance to see some amazing artwork that spans 16 ...
... collection of contemporary African art alongside a focus on contemporary South African art and selected works from the Fondation collection.
Artist collaborative Jana + Koos have just created a free-to-download Google Docs folder, full of free original artworks that you can print and ...
The debut of the world's first museum of contemporary African art on African soil is a historic event. “Think about it,” says Coetzee, a local boy, ...


 

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