BLACK VOICES 12/19/2018 11:09 am ET Tila Studios is helping black women artists gain access to places where they've historically been shut out. By Taryn Finley The fine art world has grossly neglected black women artists. So much so that only black women make up only 4 percent of artists within fine art institutions across the United States. Many of these institutions, meant to elevate and expose artists, are difficult for black women to gain admission to. And a lack of money, resources and access to (white) cultural gatekeeper’s approval can keep them stifled. Tiffany LaTrice knows this firsthand. When the Atlanta-based visual artist and painter began creating art full time, she submitted applications to various studios in hopes of advancing her career. She was denied by countless galleries and MFA programs and told that her work wasn’t good enough. But suggestions that didn’t fit her vision and attempted to disrupt her creative agency were … [Read more...] about The Fine Art World Doesn’t Make Space For Black Women. These Artists Are Changing That.
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CLEVELAND, Ohio - Let's forgive Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. for giving himself an A-plus on the beauty of the Fine Arts Garden in University Circle, which he designed as the 10-acre front yard for the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1928. "I know of no other city in which so beautiful a development is located exactly where it can be seen by such a large number of its population as they pass by in pursuit of their regular daily vocations," he said when the garden was finished. Olmsted had it right then, and he's still right now. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston turn their backs to the parks they occupy or border. Bragging rights Big art museums in Detroit, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and other U.S. cities all have imposing settings, but they can't match the way Cleveland's exquisite ensemble of landscape and architecture enhances one of the city's busiest districts. The Fine Arts Garden is … [Read more...] about The Fine Arts Garden in University Circle can be updated without harming its soul
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Fine Arts Garden in University Circle is a tree-lined, reflecting pool for the Cleveland Museum of Art, a magnet for wedding photographers, and an oasis for picnicking, daydreaming, skipping stones, and people watching. But could it be more? Should it evolve as it approaches its centennial in 2027? The museum wants to know and will hold a community brainstorming session Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m., to envision what the Fine Arts Garden might become in the future. Those interested in participating should register its website here. Attendees will hear presentations about data gathered on the garden's present condition through earlier to surveys and meetings. Participants will participate in strolls throughout the 10-acre garden, and in facilitated conversations about how it might be upgraded in the future. Should a boathouse be added to Wade Lagoon? A restaurant or cafe? Provisions for skating in the winter? Should contemporary sculpture be interspersed … [Read more...] about Cleveland Museum of Art invites public to brainstorm future of Fine Arts Garden Saturday
Ryan Patrick Hooper Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jun 3, 2018 It started as a casual conversation about art at a local coney island, two friends chatting over coffee and eggs. Now nine years in, the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club has transformed into a weekly, standing-room only affair at Noni’s Sherwood Grille on Livernois Avenue between 7 and 8 Mile. The club’s recipe for success lies in the simplicity of its ingredients. While the gathering has gained special resonance in the African-American community, all walks of artists are welcome to sign up and show two pieces in front of a captive audience that’s made up of the city’s creative class — a rotating cast of art collectors, gallery owners and figureheads. As artists peel back the layers behind the work, attendees respond with questions, critiques and even bids. The experience can feel like a lively Sunday church service, with one artist going so far as to … [Read more...] about Fine Arts Breakfast Club: Coffee, eggs and a thriving Detroit event
Entertainment Georgia O'Keeffe Museum gets fine arts curator The Associated Press LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story May 30, 2018 02:14 AM SANTA FE, N.M. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum has a new curator of fine arts. The Santa Fe-based museum announced the hiring of Ariel Plotek on Tuesday.?He served most recently as curator of modern and contemporary art at the San Diego Museum of Art, where he was responsible for numerous exhibitions and an expansive collection. Plotek also has held a variety of museum and teaching positions at institutions that include the University of San Diego, Clemson University, New York University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Plotek is the third curator hired by the O'Keeffe Museum this year. Help us deliver journalism that makes a difference in our community. Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce. If you read and enjoy our … [Read more...] about Georgia O’Keeffe Museum gets fine arts curator