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Dyani White Hawk, 2023 MacArthur Fellow, Wants Us to Rethink Art

Dyani White Hawk wants us to rethink art. She posits that European-American histories have created a hierarchy wherein certain forms and aspects of art are uplifted while others are devalued. Her focus on Indigenous aesthetics, drawing from her perspective as a Lakota woman, is constantly working against this narrative, with the intent to showcase the parts of her artistic histories that have been excluded.read more.

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Tamara Madden’s Royal Paintings Dazzle Forever

“I have always been an artist. I have always been a creative soul… A lover of all things creative.” – Tamara Madden, 2011

Some of the best works of art have been produced during high adversity and turmoil. For centuries, artists  have been able to showcase their creative abilities despite what personal matters may surround them.… read more.

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‘VIVID’ Exhibition Reveals the Trans Art of Science

On March 10, my friends and I spent our Friday night attending the opening of an exhibit entitled VIVID, at the Gallery CA in Baltimore. I had seen the flier on Instagram about the opening a week or two prior and it described the exhibit as “a trans femme & queer led group exhibition that weaves art & data to (re)tell the stories told about us, our own vivid science.”… read more.

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Alma Thomas’s Colorful Paintings Break New Ground

On the anniversary of the death of Alma Thomas – and to continue honoring Black female artists during Black History Month – today we’re celebrating the beautiful life of this highly influential painter. 

Alma Thomas was known for her vivid colors and expressive shapes that represented the beauty of nature.read more.

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Kellie Miller Believes Creativity Is a Right, Not a Privilege

During Black History Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible Black woman artists that we know and love. Our next artist is the wonderful Kellie Miller! 

Kellie Miller is a British visual artist, specializing in painting and ceramics. Deciding at the age of fifteen that she wanted to pursue a creative career, Kellie attended Camberwell School of Art for undergraduate school, then got a BA from Brighton University and an MA in Arts Criticism from City University. read more.

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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Meet Jo van Gogh!

The way  VAN GOGH – The Immersive Experience (which is currently touring across the United States) uses technology to present the extraordinary work of 19th Century painter Vincent van Gogh is truly awe-inspiring. That said, however, I am deeply troubled by how little acknowledgement is given to the work of the woman who labored tirelessly to ensure that history would remember him.… read more.

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