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African American History Month 2014 I

Monday, February 10, 2014 | Karl Cole

I’m always excited when I learn about a new artist! I’d never heard of Kermit Oliver, but discovered his story when we acquired an image of his work from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2013 II

Monday, February 11, 2013 | Karl Cole

In art history, generally, we tend to regard African American art as having its first significant period during the Harlem Renaissance (ca. 1918–1935). Like many periods in art history—jus ...

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Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | Karl Cole

Between the 1700s and early 1900s, women artists were not standouts in public exhibitions of art. They were, however, always front and center in painting miniatures, genre scenes, portraits, and illus ...

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