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South African Ceramic Sculptor Qiniso Mungwe Gives Life to Clay
When you see South African ceramic sculptor Qiniso Mungwe crafting life-like animals out of small pieces of clay, you can only marvel at how stunning they are. I watched him create a lion holding a cub in its mouth and a couple of elephants. Mungwe is not only precise,... Read more
National Portrait Gallery Unveils Portraits of Former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Mrs. Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. The artworks were revealed in a private ceremony in the museum’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard as part of the Portrait Gallery’s... Read more
The Art & Soul of Creativity: Lloyd Gite, Owner of The Gite Gallery
The Art & Soul of Creativity is a regular video series that profiles creative, interesting people around the world. Watch more episodes on YouTube. Lloyd Gite has always been fascinated by Africa. This fascination led him to open The Gite Gallery, a commercial art gallery in Houston, TX, that... Read more
Mario Andres Robinson Creates Classic Art With a Soul
“The weight of being an artist is heavy.” — Mario Andres Robinson. Mario Andres Robinson is a serious artist. He thinks deeply about what art means and it’s power to impact people’s lives. “The real power of art is the ability to galvanize and organize all those pigments and... Read more
Best Places to Buy High-Quality, Original Fine Art Online
When I was a child, I was fascinated by art. After listening to my art teacher’s stories of Harlem Renaissance artists such as Henry Tanner, Jacob Lawrence, and Romare Bearden, my life’s goal was to be a famous artist. I honed my craft whenever I could. Art supply stores were... Read more
ICONIC: Black Panther Honors Legacy Through Art
Leamon Green’s “Look at Them” Exhibition Opens at O’Kane Gallery
Leamon Green understands the impact of history and culture in our society. His work depicts the complexities of African identity in an age of increased global awareness and migration. “Ever since I first saw his work, I was bowled over,” said Lloyd Gite, owner of The Gite Gallery and... Read more
Leslie Guy Appointed as New Chief Curator for the DuSable Museum of African American History
The mission of the DuSable Museum of African American History is to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions, and experiences of African Americans through exhibits, programs, and activities that illustrate African and African American history, culture and art. To help accomplish these goals, the museum has named... Read more
The Kinsey Collection at The Houston Museum of American American Culture
I first learned about The Kinsey Collection last year when Wells Fargo invited me to participate in a project called “Untold Stories: Our Inspired History.” The project inspired by The Kinsey Collection allowed me to share my family’s stories with a larger audience and encourage others to do the... Read more
Newly Unearthed Photographs of Miles Davis to be Featured at Morrison Hotel Gallery