Art Surrounds Me: Celebrating Black Print Makers & Black Women Artists

Art Surrounds Me: Celebrating Black Print Makers & Black Women Artists

The Art Surrounds Me Series returns with a look at two powerful exhibits at the Schomburg Center, Ink Unshackled: Prints from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Collection and Firelei Baez: Joy Out Of Fire featuring the work of prominent black artists.

Art Surrounds Me: Patrick Kelly-The Journey

Art Surrounds Me: Patrick Kelly-The Journey

The Art Surrounds Me series returns with a focus on Patrick Kelly and an exhibit honoring his life and work; hosted by the Studio Museum of Harlem and held at the Countee Cullen Library.

Art Surrounds Me: The Pursuit of Art In Philly

Art Surrounds Me: The Pursuit of Art In Philly

Another edition of the Art Surrounds Me series; reflecting on a weekend trip to Philly and the Barnes Museum.

Art Surrounds Me: Romare Bearden-Black Odyssey Exhibit

Art Surrounds Me: Romare Bearden-Black Odyssey Exhibit

The Art Surrounds Me Series explores the “Black Odyssey” collection from Romare Bearden, featured at the Wallach Art Gallery in Columbia University.

I Love New York: Art Surrounds Me

I Love New York: Art Surrounds Me

The I Love New York series explores what I love about New York is that the arts and culture surround me. My love of the arts and culture was passed on to me from both of my parents and my commitment to surrounding myself with it is a lifelong passion.

100 Years of Flamenco in New York City: NYPL Exhibit

100 Years of Flamenco in New York City: NYPL Exhibit

A visit to the exhibit, 100 Years of Flamenco in New York City, taught me about Spanish history and culture and made me fall in love with the art form, flamenco dance, and the legendary Carmen Amaya.

The Bearden Project

The Bearden Project

Last week, I got a chance to preview The Bearden Project at the Studio Museum of Harlem, before the exhibition was open to the public.  I went to the art opening with my friend Lori, an art librarian-historian who received an invitation and asked me to come along. 

In Search Of Basquiat: Revisiting Jean-Michel Basquiat

In Search Of Basquiat: Revisiting Jean-Michel Basquiat

Taking a closer look at the life and works of Jean-Michel Basquiat and comparing and contrasting books and films about JMB.