African American art

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In the frame

‘Ingenious’ portrait series celebrates Juneteenth

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Obituaries

Leah Chase, New Orleans chef and collector of African American art, has died aged 96

The “Queen of Creole Cuisine” showed works by artists including Elizabeth Catlett and Jacob Lawrence in her legendary restaurant Dooky Chase's

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Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold discusses civil rights and children's books in solo London show

Acclaimed for her paintings and quilts, which weave in stories of the Civil Rights movement from a black female perspective, Faith Ringgold is about to open a solo show at the Serpentine Gallery, London—her first in a European institution.

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Kara Walker

Southern discomfort: Kara Walker to take over Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall this autumn

The Tate had previously purchased a large linoleum silhouette work by Walker in 1998

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Contemporary art

Memphis non-profit supports both African American audiences and artists

The CLTV, run by Black creatives, has opened its first exhibition space

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African American art

Missing in action: African-American art in European public collections

The market for work by African American artists is on the rise but museums are falling behind

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African American art

African-American fakes on the rise

Problem is exacerbated as estates and foundations are increasingly unwilling to authenticate due to the threat of litigation

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Exhibitions

The Columbus Museum celebrates the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance

The movement remains a touchstone for creativity and resilience, says the show’s organiser Wil Haygood

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Exhibitions

Black Power and Shirin Neshat take centre stage at the Broad in 2019

LA museum will be last stop for Tate Modern's acclaimed Soul of a Nation show examining race relations in the US

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Exhibitions

Key figure of the Chicago Black Renaissance, Charles White, finally gets his due

Chicago, New York and Los Angeles to celebrate artist and activist after lengthy search for works

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Exhibitions

Jackson Pollock and Thornton Dial given equal billing in Met exhibition

Highlights from Souls Grown Deep Foundation acquisition go on show among New York museum's collection

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Auctions

Robinson collection of African American art and history goes on sale in Boston

Objects range from historical artefacts of the triangle slave trade to a Kara Walker work