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‘Making Africa’ Exhibit Showcases Continent’s Innovative Contemporary Designers

“Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design,” an exhibit currently at Spain’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, focuses on a new generation of creative thinkers from and within the continent.

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ATL // ‘Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks’ @ High Museum of Art | Feb. 28–May. 29

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s rarely seen documents will be on display at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art in an exhibit titled, ‘Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks (February 28-May 29, 2016).

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Art Health & Fitness Technology

Interactive Google Doodle Honors Indian Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar’s 97th Birthday

Google Doodle is celebrating yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who popularized the ancient Indian practice in the western world, on what would have been his 97th birthday.

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Art Fashion & Beauty

Pharrell Williams & Artists Transform adidas Superstar with “Artwork” Collection

Pharrell Williams’ latest adidas Originals project, the Superstar Supershell Artwork Collection, reinvents the Superstar’s Shelltoe for the very first time.

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Creative Features Featured Photography Theatre

Creative Feature: “On Pointe” Ballerina Series by Drake Murray

“On Pointe” is an on-going ballerina series by Philly-based photographer Drake Murray.

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Art Music

Marvel Comics & Hip-Hop Cross Paths in New “Variants” Project

Marvel Comics’ new “Hip-Hop Variants” project pairs acclaimed hip-hop albums with popular superheroes.

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Art Inspiration Technology

Google Doodle Honors Fearless Journalist & Anti-lynching Activist Ida B. Wells

For her 153rd birthday, Google celebrated journalist, suffragist, sociologist and anti-lynching activist, Ida B. Wells with a doodle.

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Design Fashion & Beauty Photography

Tribute: Noa Thomas for Male Model Scene by Jack Lee

Oregon model Noa Thomas is featured in an incredible Male Model Scene editorial titled, “Tribute,” lensed by photographer Jack Lee.

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Art Theatre

Misty Copeland to Make Broadway Debut in ‘On the Town’ in August

Just after her promotion to Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut in the musical “On the Town.”

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Art Theatre

Misty Copeland: ‘Swan Lake’ Role is a “Huge Step for the Ballet World”

Before ballerina Misty Copeland made her New York debut as the Swan Queen in American Ballet Theatre’s “Swan Lake,” she spoke with Vanity Fair about he magnitude of the role.

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Art

Afro-Latino Miles Morales is Marvel Universe’s New Primary Spider-Man

After a successful run as Spider-Man in Marvel Comics‘ alternate series, Miles Morales is getting a promotion to the Marvel Universe!

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Design Featured Film

TIME & WIRED Covers Featuring Marvel’s Black Panther Aren’t Real… But They Should Be!

Artist-rendered covers of TIME and WIRED magazines profiling actor Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, better known as Marvel‘s Black Panther, have had fans wondering if the studio is launching promotion for the superhero who will finally have a solo film in 2018.

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Art Creative Features

Creative Feature: A Fresh Take on Vintage Pop Art – “Monchi” by Nyanza D

Brilliant pop art series, “Monchi,” centers retro-futurist women of color and their varied beauty — stretch marks included.

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Art Creative Features

Creative Feature: Farewell, B.B. King – Artwork Honoring ‘King of Blues’

Our latest Creative Feature tributes the legacy of iconic Mississippi bluesman B.B. King, who passed away on May 14, 2015 at age 89.

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Misty Copeland, Kanye West Cover TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” 2015

TIME Magazine‘s 2015 “100 Most Influential People” issue is covered by ballerina Misty Copeland, rapper and fashion designer Kanye West, Mexican-American journalist and author Jorge Ramos, actor Bradley Cooper, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Art On TV

SundanceTV’s ‘The Red Road’ to Become Graphic Novel, ‘1990’

SundanceTV is turning its drama series The Red Road into a virtual graphic novel titled ‘1990.’

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Art Inspiration

Theaster Gates: Using Art to Revive a Neighborhood Like South Side Chicago

What can you do when the neighborhood you love has fallen into blight? Pottery maker Theaster Gates answers with a little imagination, and hopes to inspire others to do the same.

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Art On TV Weekly Pick

Creative Pick of the Week: ‘Empire: The Lyon Family’ by Courtney Lovett

Courtney Lovett perfectly captures everyone’s favorite turbulent hip-hop family in a digital painting titled “Empire: The Lyon Family.”

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Art Events

‘Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo in Detroit’ @ Detroit Institute of Arts | Mar. 12 – Jul. 12

An exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts will celebrate Mexican artist Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and the year they spent in the city while he completed the “Detroit Industry Murals.”

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Art On TV

DC Comics’ ‘Vixen’ on CW to be First Animated Series Starring Black Superheroine

DC Comics and The CW have announced that an expansion of the Arrowverse will now include Vixen, the first Black woman superhero to star in her own animated series.