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Pictures at an Exhibition
Hank Willis Thomas, Black Righteous Space (video still), 2012, interactive video installation, DVD (playlist and video installation), Mac mini, and microphone, 60 minutes.©HANK WILLIS THOMAS/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK

‘In The Box: Hank Willis Thomas’ Black Righteous Space’ at Chrysler Museum of Art

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “In The Box: Hank Willis Thomas’ Black Righteous Space” is currently on view at Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia until Sunday, October 4. The interactive … Read More

Screenshot of Kerry Marshall discussing Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres' Odalisque in Grisaille.

The Met Posts the Second Season of Its Online Video Series ‘The Artist Project’

Earlier today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York posted the second season of The Artist Project on its website. As with its first season, the online video series features 20 contemporary artists discussing works in the Met’s encyclopedic … Read More

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‘Advertising Is Fueled By Prejudice’: An Hour With Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas was in his studio near the Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan showing me a ten-year-old advertisement featuring the rapper 50 Cent.“We’ve become media-literate,” Thomas said. “We’ll consume an ad before we even look at it. … Read More

Anderson Ranch in Aspen, Colorado.


Ryan Trecartin, Alec Soth, Frank Stella Included in Lineup for Anderson Ranch’s 2015 Summer Series

Aspen, Colorado’s renowned artist community Anderson Ranch has announced its lineup for its eight-week Featured Artists & Conversations Series, which brings together artists, critics, collectors, and curators together to participate in panel discussions, Q&As, and lectures.This year, participating artists include … Read More

Hank Willis Thomas, The Cotton Bowl, series: Strange Fruit, digital c-print, 2011.

De Blasio Nominates Hank Willis Thomas for Painter Seat of Public Design Commission

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced his nominations for the Landmarks Preservation Commission and Public Design Commission. Among them is the artist Hank Willis Thomas, nominated for the Painter seat of the PDC.Willis Thomas is a sculptor, photographer, … Read More

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Art Basel Miami Beach’s Public Programming Includes Baselitz, Benglis, and Elmgreen & Dragset

Art Basel Miami Beach, which opens December 3, announced the participants in its Public section today, which will be held in Collins Park and feature 26 installations, from the likes of Georg Baselitz, Lynda Benglis, Elmgreen & Dragset, Ryan Gander, … Read More


The Power of the Press: Artists Celebrate Ebony and Jet at The Studio Museum in Harlem

In November, 1942, John H. Johnson founded the Johnson Publishing Company and began publishing Negro Digest. Modeled after Reader’s Digest, the weekly publication was the first to focus solely on African-American history, literature, arts, and culture. “People thought he was … Read More

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Baseball Art From Out of Left Field

Artists of all stripes play with baseball’s cherished rules, regulations, and regalia Read More


Rodney Miller: Bringing the Curators to His Own Living Room

African American and African diasporic art fills the Upper East Side townhouse of Studio Museum trustee Rodney Miller

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The Artistic Influences that Made Artists Artists

Hank Willis Thomas, Pat Steir, Deborah Kass, and others reflect on their early encounters with art and the childhood experiences that shape their work Read More

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29 Artists With Their Work at New York Art Fairs

Snapshots of creators and their creations at the Art Show, the Armory Show, and Volta Read More

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9 Art Shows to See After ‘12 Years a Slave’

Museum exhibitions confront amnesia, restore lost narratives, and consider the legacy of the Middle Passage Read More


Hank Willis Thomas Stages a Photo Shoot

How Sanford Biggers came to strike a pose as a two-faced dandy Read More

Agostino Brunias,  A Planter and His Wife, Attended by a Servant, ca. 1780. From “Counterpoints” at El Museo del Barrio.

Brave New World

Three New York art museums take on the complex topic of the Caribbean Read More