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Artist a Day Challenge (12): DeCarava and Jazz

“In between that one-fifteenth of a second there is a thickness.” Roy DeCarava

Roy DeCarava’s photos of jazz musicians are some of my favorites in his body of work.  

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Artist a Day Challenge (10): W.E.B Du Bois, Writer, Scholar, Artist?

“It’s a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eye of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.” … 530 more words

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Artist a Day Challenge (9): Theaster Gates at Regen Projects

Theaster Gates puts viewers to work when they experience his art, and this is precisely what drew me to a particular group of paintings at his current show Regen Projects in L.A. 472 more words

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"Vietnam/War/Memory/Justice: A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen," a very special February 14 event

Georgia Law’s Dean Rusk International Law Center is honored to host a roundtable on the legacies of the U.S.-Vietnam War as part of next week’s visit to Athens by… 429 more words

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Meet the Artist: Renato Chacón

Sometimes what appears to be a wall is actually a way in. When difficulties with aging and illness left Matisse unable to work with paint and canvass, he turned to scissors and paper, creating in the last decade of his life some of his best known works.

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Artist a Day Challenge (6): The Disrupters

Change is not always an organic process, sometimes it needs a little nudge. When it came to diverse cultural representation within Los Angeles museums in the 1960s, LACMA in particular needed a few nudges… and a good push toward progress. 711 more words

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