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African American History Month 2013 III

Monday, February 18, 2013 | Karl Cole

Sam Gilliam is one of my favorite artists because of his explorations of color. He is famous for his draped, splattered, unframed canvases with a gorgeous appreciation for color. I’m always curi ...

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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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African American History Month 2013 I

Monday, February 4, 2013 | Karl Cole

Once again we honor National African American History Month. I don’t think it can be argued that, despite the fact that we recognize the contemporary accomplishments of African American artists, ...

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African American History Month 2012 IV

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | Karl Cole

In recent weeks, we have explored African American artists who were self-taught, and one who is contemporary and explores the background of black people in American culture. This week we will explore ...

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African American History Month 2012 III

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | Karl Cole

We’ve discussed self-taught art, nineteenth-century academic art, and contemporary issue-oriented art in relation to African American History Month. Let’s now talk about black art that has ...

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African American History Month 2012 II

Monday, February 13, 2012 | Karl Cole

During the Harlem Renaissance (ca. 1919–1939), African American artists encouraged each other to document  the black experience in the United States. This included uplifting scenes of Afric ...

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African American History Month 2012 I

Friday, February 10, 2012 | Karl Cole

There are many artists whose name is not a household word. That is particularly true for women, and African Americans. Additionally, artists who are self-taught and have a unique vision aside from mai ...

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African American History Month 2011 IV

Monday, February 28, 2011 | Karl Cole

To close out African American History month, I’d like to explore an aspect of the African American contribution to art that is somewhat sidelined: abstraction. When the term “African Ameri ...

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African American History Month 2011 III

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 | Karl Cole

John Woodrow Wilson has been a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and illustrator. Like many African American artists, he faced the struggles of a black man in a white-dominated art culture, particularly ...

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African American History Month 2011 II

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 | Karl Cole

The history of African American art is rich in its “cataloging” (for lack of a better term) of the African American experience. This was the aim of the Harlem Renaissance. The depiction of ...

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