Google is helping the internet celebrate the life and legacy of Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) — “the most significant, most prolific Black woman writer of the first half of the 21st century.”
Not sure if Sara Golish was listening to the Ella Fitzgerald or Barbra Streisand/Johnny Mathis version of the song when she created ‘The shadow of your smile,’ but it’s a gorgeous new print by the Toronto-based visual artist.
Preceded by over 60 years of racist cartoon depictions of Black people, the 1970s marked an animated revolution that changed the way Black children saw themselves. ‘Funky Turns 40,’ a traveling retrospective exhibit will celebrate this legacy at Harlem’s Schomburg Center starting February 5th.
Rapper Childish Gambino and artist Sam Spratt have joined forces once again, this time on the poster for Gambino’s ‘Because The Internet’ — the title of his newly released album and accompanying screenplay.
“radioactive.” is the latest stunning self-portrait by Spanish photographer Cristina Otero.
George Clooney covers W Magazine’s annual Art Issue (December/January) in a look that has Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama written all over it!
Houston Arts Alliance presents “Speak,” an exhibition of sculptures by the late Lee Littlefield. A guerilla sculptor in the 90s until developing a relationship with the Texas Department of Transportation, Littlefield made contemporary sculpture in Houston for over 15 years.
Like it or not, New York City is changing and the culture is changing with it. That message was sent loud and clear by John Wolkoff, owner of 5 Pointz, an outdoor graffiti art space that was painted white on Tuesday morning.
On November 23rd, Harlem’s Dwyer Cultural Center will host the the Caribbean Contemporary Art Exhibition and a panel discussion titled, “Examining the Caribbean Presence in Harlem.”
“Ruby” is an animated self-portrait by artist Emma Allen. It explores the idea of rebirth and illustrating the transfer of energy from one incarnation to another.
Not everyone can appropriate from a culture like Miley Cyrus, but there’s a paper doll with some super ghetto accessories for that!
“Hold It In Your Mouth A Little Longer” is a magnificent new piece by 28-year-old Nigerian-American artist Toyin Odutola, whose signature style is a use of texture, light, and pattern unlike I’ve ever seen.
“Between Hope and Despair” is latest artwork by Korean artist Minjae Lee, whose style includes vibrant color usage, intricate patterns and textures. The beautiful mixed-media piece is available as a limited edition 15in x 20in print at the artist’s shop.
An all female collective will take over London’s Shinobare Studios October 7th – 17th to showcase ‘Re-Introducing Oshun’ — movement, visual arts, and poetry centered on black women’s bodies, gender, and sexual expression through the lens of the Yorùbá deity.
Latino Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th) is underway and the AfroLatin@ Project has partnered with Geko Jones and his Que Bajo?! record label to present the Afrolatinidad Series — three free nights of film, art, and music from 7pm to 10pm.
Inspired by the summer’s most anticipated album, Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail,’ designer Darien Birks illustrates the set’s announced collaborators: Pharrell Williams, Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, and Mr. Carter.
German artist/student Eva Sonja captures Janelle Monáe’s bold red lips, sparkling eyes, and immaculately coiffed updo in a recent digital painting titled simply “Janelle.”
South Korean artist KwangHo Shin combines inner emotions and an explosion of color to create this series of untitled oil and charcoal paintings.
Stunning Japanese calligraphy brush-and-ink illustrations by award-winning artist Yuko Shimizu tell the story of Japanese American baseball player Kenich Zenimura in a new children’s book titled ‘Barbed Wire Baseball.’
The Poool Magazine, a Spain-based annual publication, pays tribute to jazz greats Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Christian Scott, Esperanza Spalding, and more.