“The New Negro: The Life Of Alain Locke,” Who Believed Art Was Key To Black Liberation

A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro – Continue Reading →

“Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power” With Susan E. Cahan In Harlem

mounting and susan cahan1Consider this: Prior to 1967, fewer than a dozen museum exhibitions in the U.S. had featured the work of African American artists. Continue Reading →

Allen Stringfellow Essay in Collage At Essie Green In Harlem

Stringfellow_-_Little_Old_Joint_II_BDrawing from diverse sources, including European Impressionism, Romare Bearden’s collages, William Carter’s tranquil oil paintings, and the bold and colorful modernist paintings of Jacob Lawrence, Stringfellow has constructed his own distinctive artistic vocabulary. Continue Reading →


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