The Studio Museum in Harlem is pleased to announce a major performance component of the highly anticipated exhibition Fore, the Museum’s new presentation of works by emerging artists of African descent. Continue reading
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
October 3rd’s venues include:
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
A collection of quilts and photographs wove the biography of artist Faith Ringgold and her family together with the story of Harlem on Thursday night.
Ringgold, whose story quilts now hang in the Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, grew up in Harlem. Her daughter, author Michele Wallace, presented the quilts at the offices of Broadway Housing Communities on 135th Street. Soon, they may hang in her own museum.
Broadway Housing, an organization that works to provide affordable housing and community resources to prevent homelessness, is planning a new building on 155th Street. It will house the Faith Ringgold Children’s Museum, tying art and community development together in the most direct way yet.
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From V. Holly
Most major institutions are still run by white people, are supported by them, and tailor their exhibitions to suit them
Nobody seems to have any meaningful statistics. But you do not have to look at major US art museums for long to realise that most of the senior management is white, unlike staff at comparable levels in corporations, universities and government offices.