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African American History Month 2020 II

Monday, February 10, 2020 | Karl Cole

This week my 2020 African American (Art) History Month blog series continues with artists that figure prominently in the period of the Civil Rights Movement and were part of groundbreaking African Ame ...

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Compassion in Art, part 1

Monday, October 29, 2018 | Karl Cole

A couple of mornings ago, a homeless person was in the parking lot of our building yelling his lungs out to get attention at 6:45 am. I feel bad for these folks who have nowhere to land during the day ...

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African American History Month 2014 III

Monday, February 24, 2014 | Karl Cole

After the Harlem Renaissance (1920s–1930s) and World War II (1939–1945), African American artists continued to seek a way to emphasize the validity of African American art in the modern ar ...

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African American History Month 2014 II

Monday, February 17, 2014 | Karl Cole

Richard Mayhew is one of my favorite artists because (hello!) he specializes in landscapes. He’s also been in the forefront of the effort to promote African American art without it having to exp ...

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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 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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