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In the Arts


Fusing Arts, Culture, and Social Change: High Impact Strategies for Philanthropy (National Committee For Responsive Philanthropy)

Not Just Money: Despite greater awareness of the problem, the distribution of arts funding continues to become less equitable (Helicon)

Inspired by Harriet Tubman, an Artist Takes Glass to Extremes (The New York Times)

Indigenous filmmaker Raymond Yakeleya pushing the boundaries of traditional oral histories (Globe & Mail)

Mark Bradford: the artist and ex-hairdresser forcing America to face ugly truths about itself (The Guardian)

At Princeton, Titus Kaphar Reckons with the University’s History of Slavery (Artsy)

From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration Museum (Equal Justice Initative)

African American Museum and Lynching Memorial to Open in Montgomery, Alabama (ArtForum)

The Jean-Michel Basquiat I knew… (The Guardian)

Dakota Plan to Bury, Not Burn, ‘Scaffold’ Sculpture (The New York Times)

New Brooklyn Gallery Aims to Combat Gentrification (Artforum)

Dread Scott’s ‘A Man Was Lynched by Police’ Flag Goes to Collections of MCA San Diego and the Whitney Museum (Artnews)

In Movies and on TV, Racism Made Plain (The New York Times)

Kara Walker, ‘Tired of Standing Up,’ Promises Art, Not Answers (The New York Times)

Dear Kara Walker: If You’re Tired of Standing Up, Please Sit Down (Hyperallergic)

The Lost Cause Rides Again:Ta-Nehisi Coates on HBO's Confederate (The Atlantic)

The Next Generation of Chicago Afrofuturism (Chicago Magazine)

A Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Channels the Pain of LA’s 1992 Uprising (Hyperallergic)

White Artist’s Painting of Emmett Till at Whitney Biennial Draws Protests (The New York Times)

Sam Durant Speaks About the Aftermath of His Controversial Minneapolis Sculpture (Star Tribune)

Dakota People Are Debating Whether to Burn ‘Scaffold’ Fragments (The New York Times)

A Syllabus for Making Work About Race as a White Artist in America (Hyperallergic)

What August Wilson Means Now (The New York Times)

Construction underway on nation's first lynching memorial, racial justice museum in Montgomery (

EJI Announces Plans to Build Museum and National Lynching Memorial (Equal Justice Initiative)


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