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Blanton Museum Exhibition Showcases African Art and Design


AUSTIN, Texas — An exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art showcases the worldwide relevance of African design.

  • Showcases impact of African art and design
  • 120 artists and designers
  • Show runs through January 6

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design features the work of over 120 artists and designers.

On Thursday the museum hosted a gallery talk with local artists Betelhem Makonnen and Tammie Rubin.

“This exhibition is really interesting since it is actually contemporary design from Africa,” said Rubin.

The show includes furniture, fashion, photography, architecture, and more.

“Africa is not a country or a thing. Africa is made up of multiplicities, a range of experiences and people,” said Makonnen.

Vitra Design Museum and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao organized the…

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Traveling Exhibition Celebrates African American Contributions to the Sciences | News and Events


Take a walk through Buffalo State’s Science and Mathematics Complex Atrium and witness the many ways in which African Americans have contributed to the sciences. The traveling exhibit The Creative Mind is composed of seven colorful 7-foot-high panels that celebrate African American leaders, educators, problem-solvers, and pioneers in the fields of medicine, mathematics, engineering, biological sciences, social sciences, and physical sciences.

Sponsored by the New York State Master Teacher Program, the exhibit will be on display through October 26.

Each panel is filled with photos, profiles, and inspiring quotes from both famous and lesser-known African Americans. Many of the featured professionals are firsts in their field, such as Shirley Malcolm, a zoologist and…

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A dual-location exhibition in Winter Park colorfully portrays scenes of the African American …



In contrast, Hale Woodruff's severe black-and white linocut "Returning Home" is a slice of 1930s African American social realism: Between haphazard …
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Exhibition reflects on 1968 Olympic protest and its legacy



The exhibition reflects on a protest at the 1968 Summer Olympics by African-American sprinters, who raised black-gloved fists to protest the way black …
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Art, Commerce and the Politics of Race Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center


 

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to present African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce and the Politics of Race at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, October 27, 2018–March 3, 2019 in the Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North.

Featuring work from a wide range of practices including cartooning, sign painting, architectural signage, illustration, graphic design, exhibit design and product design, the exhibition is the first to explore how African American designers in Chicago worked across different media and practices to define a role for African Americans in the design professions between 1900 and 1980.

The exhibition is accompanied by a symposium The Designs of African American Life on November 2–3 at the…

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African American Museum Shows Striking Photography And More In New Fall Exhibition Cotton


The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is the first institution dedicated to showcasing the work and history of African Americans to be built by a major American city.

Now, the newest fall exhibition at AAMP retells parts of American slavery through a nontraditional lens: cotton. John E. Dowell is a Philadelphia-based visual artist who, through photographs, installations and altarpieces, created Cotton: The Soft, Dangerous Beauty of the Past.

“These works are a visual exploration of the role of cotton in shaping that past, as well as our present,” said Dowell.

FAST FACTS

  • Cotton: The Soft, Dangerous Beauty of the Past runs at the African American Museum in Philadelphia September 14-January 21.
  • The exhibit features 35 medium to large-scale photographs, installations and…

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