Monthly Archives: January 2018

January 27

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: TOSCA

Sir David McVicar’s “smashing new production” is “a grand triumph” (Huffington Post), featuring an exciting cast led by soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of the fiery diva and Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Cavaradossi. The pair are “youthful, ardent, and innocent … their duets electric, their kisses hot and numerous” (Wall Street […]

January 26

JAMAAL BARBER SOLO EXHIBITION: BRIGHT BLACK

“Bright Black” is an exploration of American black identity by printmaker Jamaal Barber. Woodcuts and mixed media work touch on the complex experiences, set backs and triumphs, that shape the African American experience. Southwest Arts Center & ZuCot Gallery January 26 – February 23 POSSE VIDEOS:         POSSE PHOTOS:

January 26

THE HIGH: “A FIRE THAT NO WATER COULD PUT OUT”: CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY

This installation of over forty photographs examines the history and legacy of the civil rights movement. Iconic prints drawn from the High Museum’s celebrated collection demonstrate the power and potency of photography during that significant era, while contemporary works point to the ongoing struggle for equal rights. POSSE VIDEOS: POSSE PHOTOS:

January 25

SPELMAN MUSEUM: DEBORAH ROBERTS: THE EVOLUTION OF MIMI

Deborah Roberts creates visually arresting collages that encourage important conversations about girlhood, vulnerability, body image, popular culture, self-image, and the dysfunctional legacy of colorism. Combining found photographs, painting, and drawing, she examines the weight that society places on Black girls. “Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi,” an original exhibition organized by the Spelman College Museum […]

January 25

SPELMAN MUSEUM OF FINE ART: DEBORAH ROBERTS: THE EVOLUTION OF MIMI ARTIST CONVERSATION WITH CURATOR ANDREA BARNWELL BROWNLEE

Deborah Roberts creates visually arresting collages that encourage important conversations about girlhood, vulnerability, body image, popular culture, self-image, and the dysfunctional legacy of colorism. Combining found photographs, painting, and drawing, she examines the weight that society places on Black girls. “Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi,” an original exhibition organized by the Spelman College Museum […]

January 22

THE EVERYDAY LEMONADE INTERVIEW

LINK TO ARTICLE: https://www.theeverydaylemonade.com/blog/14-year-old-opera-enthusiast-layla-felder POSSE PHOTOS: (clips of article- not the complete article)

January 15

THE WHITNEY: TOYIN OJIH ODUTOLA

For her first solo museum exhibition in New York, Toyin Ojih Odutola presents an interconnected series of fictional portraits, chronicling the lives of two aristocratic Nigerian families. Ojih Odutola (b. 1985) creates intimate drawings that explore the complexity and malleability of identity. Depicted in her distinctive style of intricate mark-making, her sumptuous compositions reimagine the […]