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African American History Month 2018 IV

Monday, February 26, 2018 | Karl Cole

One of the avenues of expression in the flourishing of African American art since the Harlem Renaissance (ca. 1920s–1940) has been the exploration of subject matter concerning the contemporary B ...

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African American History Month 2018 III

Monday, February 19, 2018 | Karl Cole

Whenever you’ve got a massive case of the “sads” in winter, it’s always helpful to seek color to give you a lift. What am I saying? Even if you don’t have a case of the s ...

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African American History Month 2018 II

Monday, February 12, 2018 | Karl Cole

Let us not forget that African American artists have existed since the founding of America. Unfortunately, they were not colonists, but forced here as slaves on Dutch, Portuguese, French, Spanish, and ...

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African American History Month 2018 I

Monday, February 5, 2018 | Karl Cole

I have decided to apply officially to change the name of one of this month’s official designations to include African American Art History Month (although I haven’t really). When ...

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African American History Month 2017 #9

Friday, February 24, 2017 | Karl Cole

The final post in my series celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the Two Centuries of Black Art exhibit features Margaret Burroughs. Known more as an educator, equality advocate, and prolific write ...

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African American History Month 2017 #8

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Karl Cole

Today’s post in my series about the artists and artworks in the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art features Henry O. Tanner. I really like Tanner’s paintings of his late period after he ha ...

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African American History Month 2017 #7

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Karl Cole

Let’s continue our look at the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art with the work of Aaron Douglas. My first “wow!” moment for the work of Aaron Douglas came when I saw a series of rel ...

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African American History Month 2017 #6

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Karl Cole

Today’s artist from the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art is Joshua Johnson. You probably get sick of hearing me say “I’m a big fan of…” but I don’t say what I do ...

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African American History Month 2017 #5

Monday, February 20, 2017 | Karl Cole

Today’s post in my series on artists from the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art features Clementine Hunter. American art is blessed with many a self-taught artist who have contributed immeasura ...

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African American History Month 2017 #4

Friday, February 17, 2017 | Karl Cole

My series about the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art (1976–1977) continues. Edward Bannister’s paintings always put me in the same mood as the paintings of the Barbizon “school&rdq ...

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