African American Art

African American artists have contributed to this nation’s cultural landscape throughout its history. We are highlighting ten African American artists you should know more about. From colonial to…

Long before inclusivity was a crucial lens through which we viewed everything from history to public spaces, one prominent American artist set out to correct the record all on his own.
In honor of Ronald W. Walters’ legacy, his wife, Patricia Turner Walters, is gifting Howard University with her coveted collection of African American art.

Amy Sherald documents contemporary African-American experience in the United States through arresting, otherworldly paintings. Subverting the medium of portraiture to tease out unexpected…

AFRICOBRA: Nation Time has been selected as an official Collateral Event of Biennale Arte 2019 (May 11th – November 24th 2019), in Venice, Italy.
Painted for the Hall of Negro Life at the Texas Centennial Exposition, Aaron Douglas's Aspiration (1936) shows a way for African Americans to forge a hopeful future.
Now at Phillips’ New York gallery space, the AMERICAN AFRICAN AMERICAN selling exhibition examines the historical and social impact of African American artists from the 1950’s to the present. Open to…
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power shines light on a broad spectrum of Black artistic practice from 1963 to 1983, one of the most politically, socially, and aesthetically revolutionary…