African American Art

The exhibition brings together works that address black grief as a national emergency in the face of a politically orchestrated white grievance.
The coffee-table tome "Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists" is a must-have monograph for anyone interested in assembling—or simply appreciating—a momentous art collection.
One of the country's hottest artists, Titus Kaphar has long tackled under-representation of minorities in Western art through his plays on classic paintings. He talks with correspondent Rita Braver…

What color is love? Fear? Desire? Richard Mayhew discusses the connection between emotion and color. Learn more about the mystique of his landscape paintings, how his work connects with his Native…

A visitor to the Met's current exhibition, Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle, suspected that she recognized the works on display.
African American artists have contributed to this nation’s cultural landscape throughout its history. Here we highlight twelve African American artists you should know more about.
A new exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art examines the work of contemporary African American artists who use a mixture of text and images to tackle cultural stereotypes and challenge oppressive…
At the Toledo Museum of Art,  Alison Saar's "Topsy and the Golden Fleece" takes a character from Uncle Tom's Cabin and turns her upside down.