African American Art: Other Web Resources

with an emphasis on representational art


TFAO suggests also from the Web:

African Americans in the Visual Arts: A Historical Perspective from B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, Long Island University

African-American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964 from Brandeis University Libraries

African Americans: Seeing and Seen, 1766 - 1916, an exhibit held April 8, 2010 - May 30, 2010 at the Danforth Museum of Art. Includes essay Tess Sol Schwab. Accessed 9/14.

"After Tanner: African American Artists since 1948 at PAFA" by Andrea Kirsh, April 13, 2012, from

Art in the Atrium: Kerry James Marshall an exhibit held September 20, 2014 - February 26, 2009 - October 11, 2011 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Includes videos. Accessed April, 2015.

Black American Artists from with a list of artists

Carrie Mae Weems: Newcomb Art gallery, Tulane University April, 2004 by Ellen Berkovitch

The Chemistry of Color: The Sorgenti Collection of Contemporary African-American Art, an exhibit held August 21-November 1, 2009 at the Taft Museum of Art. Includes Portico article. Accessed April, 2015.

"Creating a Place for Ourselves: The Rise of Humbert L. Howard, Black Art, and the Pyramid Club" by Bettye Collier-Thomas, from (to read this essay scroll down page to book titled Humbert Howard: Philadelphia Painter, then click on link to essay)

Dean Mitchell: Space, People & Places, an exhibit held November 26, 2010 - March 6, 2011 at the Canton Museum of Art. Includes link to magazine article and link to Special PBS Program by Western Reserve Public Media, featuring an online video [26:30]. Aired: 12/19/2010. Accessed June, 2014

Dox Thrash: An African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered from Philadelphia Museum of Art

East of Harlem - Reviews - African American artists in early 20th-century Paris, France - Book Review, Winter, 2002 by Jennifer Marshall from Art Journal

Faith Ringgold, official website

Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop, an exhibit held Oct. 27 - Jan. 20, 2013 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Includes six videos, plus press coverage. Accessed 8/14

Gallery 32 and Its Circle: Los Angeles' African American Art Community in the 1960s and '70s, an exhibit held January 24 - March 22, 2009 at the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University. Includes media reviews. Accessed February, 2015

Go Tell It On The Mountain, an exhibit held October 4, 2012 to June 30, 2013 at the California African American Museum. Accessed May, 2014

Guide to African American Artists from Archives of American Art

Harlem Renaissance, an exhibit held February 5 - April 19, 2009 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Includes resource guide and bibliography. Accessed April, 2015

The Harlem Renaissance from

The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper, an exhibit held July 11, 2013 to September 15, 2013 at the California African American Museum. Accessed May, 2014

Howard University Gallery of Art website which contains images of works in its collection

In Conversation: Modern African American Art, an exhibit held June 1, 2013 to September 2, 2013 at the Peabody Essex Museum. Includes press release and media coverage. Accessed April, 2015.

Jean-Michel Basquiat from the Brooklyn Museum

List of links pages for African American Artists, from Artcyclopedia

Louisiana Art from the Encyclopedia of Louisiana, a project of Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, contains "Free Black Artists, Antebellum New Orleans"

Making Connections: The Art and Life of Herbert Gentry, an exhibit held January, 2014 at the Boston University Art Gallery

More Than You Know, Works of Whitfield Lovell, an exhibit January 28 - May 1, 2011 at the Smith College Museum of Art. Accessed April, 2015.

Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection from the Art Gallery, University of Maryland

Negro Art in America by Albert C. Barnes, from the University of Virginia

Papers of African American Artists from Archives of American Art

From PBS online archive of individual segments from NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, November 28, 2003 transcript on contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall's keen sense of history. Accessed May, 2015.

Perceptions of Black: African American Art and the Visual Arts Movement from the University of Virginia

Pioneering Cartoonists of Color from Incudes information on African American cartoonists. Accessed May, 2014

PORTRAYING AFRICAN AMERICANS WITH RESPECT, an exhibit held May 1 through June 10, 2012 at the Cahoon Museum of American Art. Accessed May, 2014

Promises of Freedom: Selections from the Arthur Primas Collection, an exhibit held April 19 through September 2, 2012 at the California African American Museum. Includes educational resources. Accessed May, 2014

Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance from Institute of International Visual Arts (Invia)

Seven Famous African-American Masters of American Art from Duke University

Souls Grown Deep Foundation documents, researches, preserves, and exhibits the work of self-taught African American artists of the American South.

30 Americans - Masterpieces of Contemporary African-American Art, an exhibit held March 16 - July 15, 2012 at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Incluides information on artists and links to media reviews. Accessed July, 2014.

Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art, January 30, 2011 - March 28, 2011 from Georgia Museum of Art. Accessed 3/14

Urban Totems: The Communal Spirit of Black Murals by Michael D. Harris

Whitfield Lovell: Deep River, an exhibit held May 18 - October 13, 2013 at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Accessed February, 2015.

William H. Johnson: An American Modern, February 16, 2013 - May 12, 2013 from Georgia Museum of Art. Accessed 3/14


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