Black Art

Museum of Modern Art apology, Heather Agyepong, Black Power Naps, Navild Acosta, Fannie Sosa theGrio.com
While visiting a Museum of Modern Art installation on the Black experience, artist Heather Agyepong was ejected following a visitor’s complaint.
/ March 30, 2023
John Sims
Sims, who died in December at age 54, was famous for fearlessly reimagining toxic symbols of white supremacy.
/ January 30, 2023
Art Basel Miami Beach Black galleries theGrio.com
After an internal reckoning in 2020, Art Basel organizers endeavored to include more Black galleries in its annual event—but progress is slow.
/ December 2, 2022
A new exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) pays tribute to Linda Goode Bryant’s groundbreaking gallery for artists of color. 
/ November 4, 2022
Senga Nengudi, the first Black woman to win the Nasher Prize, will receive a $100,000 gift from the Nasher Sculpture Center.
/ September 28, 2022
Her “Sentinel” statue, part of an international fest that included artists of the African diaspora, will be returned to Simone Leigh.
/ August 5, 2022
Lewis, the famed artist, activist, historian and mentor to dozens of Black creatives, died Friday of renal failure in Torrance.
/ May 31, 2022
Last month, Nyla Hayes’ “Long Neckie Lady” portrait sold on Instagram for $6,621.70. In February, she sold another piece for nearly $4,000.
/ April 8, 2022
Jean-Michel Basquiat theGrio.com
‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure©’ is the first Basquiat exhibition to be staged by the late artist’s family.
/ March 26, 2022
Sunday’s parade, headlined by Ashanti, is set to feature performances by dance troupes, musicians and spoken word artists.
/ February 24, 2022
Brandan "BMike" Odums thegrio.com
A mural painted by Brandan “BMike” Odums on the side of a popular BBQ restaurant will be featured on packaging from Kingsford charcoal.
/ February 23, 2022
Dayton Skyscrapers, in Dayton, Ohio, honors Black artists and local African Americans who make a difference in the community.
/ February 18, 2022
Some of Pinkney’s works are “The Little Mermaid,” and “A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation.”
/ October 23, 2021
Robyn Rihanna Fenty And Linda Fargo Celebrate The Launch Of FENTY At Bergdorf Goodman
“Reinterpreting modern-day glamour,” is the theme of the Rihanna collaboration with multimedia artist Lorna Simpson for Essence this month.
/ January 14, 2021
Valentino Dixon created a depiction of the Augusta National Golf Course’s 12th hole for Obama after the former first lady reached out.
/ December 28, 2020
As Minneapolis grieved, Leesa Kelly and Kenda Zellner-Smith found much-needed comfort in the messages that appeared on murals.
/ December 14, 2020
Berlinda Fontenont-Jamerson, the president of the Museum of African American Art, shares how she went from Corporate America to the art world.
/ December 4, 2020