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African American History Month 2020 V

Friday, February 14, 2020 | Karl Cole

Contemporary African American artists use diverse techniques, ideas, and the history of African Americans in works of art that speak in new and exciting ways, including these works from the 1980s and ...

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Music

Monday, January 18, 2016 | Karl Cole

An artist picking up his artwork from the latest exhibit in the Davis Art Gallery, In Vision: 2D and 3D Landscape, proposed an idea for an exhibition of art related to jazz music. I’m sure the a ...

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A Chicago Artist

Monday, September 17, 2012 | Karl Cole

Art from Chicago is always dear to my heart because it is my hometown. I lived there during the very fertile artistic period of the 1970s and 1980s. There were gallery openings every Friday night on H ...

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The Woman Behind the Men

Monday, September 12, 2011 | Karl Cole

Did you ever stop to think about the people behind historic art movements? A professor of mine once said that without wealthy patrons such as the Medici in Florence, the Renaissance would not have hap ...

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African American History Month 2010 III

Monday, February 22, 2010 | Karl Cole

Like the artists of the Harlem Renaissance, African American artists of the late 1900s and early 2000s often focus on the relationship between African art and African Americans. For the majority of co ...

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