‘Posing Modernity’ exhibit unveils hidden figures of the fine art world

It was just two years ago that moviegoers across the United States were uniquely delighted to see a film called Hidden Figures.

Two witnesses—one with a pen, one with a camera

There are two exquisite exhibits up through most of Black History Month, from one end of Manhattan to the other.

Raven Wilkinson, ballet pioneer and mentor to Misty Copeland, passes at 83

Raven Wilkinson, the first African-American woman to be admitted to a major American ballet company, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, died Dec. 19, at her home in Manhattan.

Mackey Twins Art Gallery seeks to expand presence of Black artists, collectors

The identical twin sisters started out as collectors themselves, finding a way to purchase art by people of color on meager teacher salaries.

$NP Designs to host their second annual Art Show, the Silver Jubilee

Next week, Dec. 13, 2018, from 8 p.m. to midnight, $NP Designs will host their second annual Art Show, the Silver Jubilee. It will take place at ColorWerx, 3460 48th St., Long Island City, N. Y.

Harlem-based artist Charzette Torrance to show during Miami Art Week

Torrance’s photo collection, “Prevalent,” will be shown this week at Spectrum Miami during Miami Art Week, which runs in concurrence with the prestigious Miami Art Basel.

GRAMMY winner Chief Ayanda Clarke talks upcoming festival

The premiere of Chief Ayanda Clarke's highly anticipated, family friendly True to Our Native Land event is coming up Dec. 14 and Dec.15 at The Brooklyn Bank event space.

Kyle Abraham’s ‘The Runaway’ for New York City Ballet

Before the curtain rose for the New York City Ballet’s annual Choreography & Couture fall gala, the dancers were announced, and in warmup clothes, gala outfits and, curiously, a T-shirt that read “Libre” (“Free”), a full stage of dancers flanked ...

Okwui Okpokwasili receives a MacArthur ‘genius’ fellowship

New York choreographer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili is one of 25 fellows who received a MacArthur “genius” grant. This award, which often comes as a welcome surprise for artists, is unrestricted in that they are acknowledged for their originality and ...

Stefanie Joshua’s documentary ‘Bushwick Homecomings: The Record’ debuts at 11th annual Bushwick Film Festival

“Bushwick Homecomings: The Record,” a feature-length documentary by filmmaker Stefanie Joshua, had its debut screening Sunday, Oct. 14, on the closing day of the 11th annual Bushwick Film Festival at the Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen, located in the Bushwick/East Williamsburg ...

Ed Clark retrospective at Mnuchin Gallery thru Oct. 20

It’s been nearly forty years since artist/painter Ed Clark has had a retrospective of his long and highly productive career.

Brooklyn Museum presents ‘Soul of a Nation’

A new Black arts exhibition, “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power,” is on display at the Brooklyn Museum from Sept. 14, 2018, to Feb. 3, 2019.

At Brooklyn’s I Will Graduate event, smart is the new cool

Sept. 16 and Sept. 17, world-renowned actor Omar Epps was in Brooklyn, N.Y. to unveil the 2018/2019 I Will Graduate poster campaign, which is a part of the Entertainers 4 Education Alliance/I Will Graduate program founded by Tonya Lewis-Taylor.

Delilah Jackson, a treasury and repository of entertainment

Leafing through a book on the great vocalist Billie Holiday, I stumbled on a photo attributed to Delilah Jackson. That photo was just one of thousands from her immense collection, which included a trove of entertainment memorabilia piled and scattered ...

Natalie Paul of ‘The Deuce’ headlines second season of ‘The Sinner’

If you caught Natalie Paul as dogged, intrepid New York Amsterdam News reporter Sandra Washington in HBO’s gritty series “The Deuce,” you’d be surprised at how soft-spoken she is in real life.