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Artistic Journey: MacArthur Fellow María Magdalena Campos-Pons

As a multidisciplinary artist with a diverse ethnic background, María Magdalena Campos-Pons has an important goal: “to present the complexity of duality, knowledge, history, heritage, [and] culture.” Born in Cuba, María’s ancestors hail from Nigeria (Africa) as well as Canton (China) and more.


Imani Perry, 2023 MacArthur Fellow, Writes for Reckoning

The American South is known for being central to U.S. culture, particularly Black American culture. Some of the most significant American literature has been centered around Black American women and their voices and how their experiences have shaped our country. Alice Walker’s The Color Purple is considered a literary great due to its depiction of Black women and how it challenges the stereotype of the “strong Black woman,” it shows how there is strength in vulnerability and sisterhood. read more.


Jacqueline Stewart Protects & Illuminates the Black Experience

Jacqueline Stewart MacArthur Genius Grant
Cinema studies scholar and art curator, Jacqueline Stewart, received the MacArthur Genius Grant for her work in supporting Black filmmakers.

Nicole Fleetwood Curates ‘Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration’

Nicole Fleetwood
Nicole Fleetwood combats the dehumanization of incarcerated people and highlights how art is used for both self-expression and survival.

Jordan Casteel: Painting ‘Genius’ Captures Humanity in Portraiture

Jordan Casteel with her paintings
Congratulations to Jordan Casteel, a talented painter and now a MacArthur Fellow!

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Strengthens Community Through Dance

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Today, we shine a light on the work of Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, a dancer and choreographer who was selected as a Class of 2021 MacArthur Fellow.