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Curator’s Corner

Forty Years Later/African American History Month, part 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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Forty Years Later/African American History Month, part 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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Forty Years Later/African American History Month, part 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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Forty Years Later/African American History Month, part 3

Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Karl Cole

Today’s artist to mark the fortieth anniversary of the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art is Jacob Lawrence. His style is truly one of the most unique, personal styles to come out of the Harlem ...

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Forty Years Later/African American History Month, part 2

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Karl Cole

Today my series about the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art (1976–1977) continues with the work of Alma Woodsey Thomas (1891–1978). She has always been one of my painting heroes. Not only ...

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Forty Years Later/African American History Month, part 1

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | Karl Cole

The landmark first retrospective exhibition of African American artists from slavery to contemporary took place forty years ago. Between September of 1976 and August of 1977, the exhibition Two Centur ...

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ART for the Bleak Midwinter

Monday, February 13, 2017 | Karl Cole

To quote the title of an old British Christmas dirge (and, I do mean dirge), In the Bleak Midwinter is where we stand right now. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t look at a gorgeous pai ...

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What's in a Snake? part 4

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Karl Cole

For the last post in my Snakes in Art series, I’ll take a look at modern sculpture. This is a neutral snake, neither sinister nor benign. Like a piece from 1961, Willy, Snake is Out references c ...

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What's in a Snake? part 3

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | Karl Cole

Today’s post in my Snakes in Art series shifts to modern design. I guess a chair is an example of a good serpent! There’s something both ironic and logical in the combination of a serpent ...

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What's in a Snake? part 2

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | Karl Cole

Yesterday I introduced the snake as a subject in art. Here’s an example of a sinister serpent/person in Hindu tradition. Aghasura was a demon follower of the evil (pseudo-demon) king Kamsa (of M ...

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