Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

Art Review | 1980-5-10

Art aficionados were dismayed that the Black Elders exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery was taken down before it had scarcely been up! Organized in conjunction with the National Conference of Artists annual meeting in Washington, April 2-5 by Barbara Hudson, the exhibition featured work by Hale Woodruff, Romare Bearden, Ernest Chrichlow, Lois Jones PierreNoel, Jake Lawrence, and Charles White.

Vincent Smith‘s work is included in the annual exhibition of the National Audubon Society.

Clarence Morgan‘s work is included in the juried exhibition Mixmaster, which is touring Kentucky and the southeastern states over the next 18 months.

Randall Galleries, 823 Madison Avenue, will open an exhibition of work by the late Charles Alston on April 30

Don’t miss the Treasures of Ancient Nigeria, which will be at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco April 28 June 29 and then at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from August 11 October 12.

Beverly Buchanan recently had a sculpture dedicated in Macon, Georgia

Kolawole (Lawrence Compton) recently had an exhibit of his paintings, mobiles and graphics at the Kunstzentrum in Munich, West Germany

Mavis Pusey‘s work was exhibited at the New School from April 8 30

New York Times photographer, Chester Higgins, was featured during Photography Week at the Queens College Student Union in late April

Idaherma Williams will exhibit woodblock prints at the University City Science Center Gallery, 3624 Market Street in Philadelphia through May 9

Don’t miss the Studio Museum’s Third Film Festival through May 22. Contact Danny Dawson at (212) 427-5959. The Studio Museum is planning a memorial exhibition in tribute to the late Charles White who passed away recently

Also at the Studio Museum, Cathy Chance Connors, my former colleague at the Metropolitan Museum, is now a consultant for development and membership.

Ran into Barbara Tate, another Studio Museum alumna at the Henry Street Settlement where she is directing the Visual Arts program for the Center for Living Arts

Oh, where, oh, where has Billy Day gone? Oh, where, oh where can he be?

Phyllis Thompson of Cornell University is alive and well and on leave at the Art Institute of Chicago

Margo Viscusi and Janet Carter hosted receptions for Senegalese artist Iba N’Diaye during his recent visit to New York

Everyone in the art world is agog at Michael Kendall‘s claim to be the reincarnation of Edmonia Lewis

Last but not least, the Congressional Black Caucus sent observers to the National Conference of Artists sessions to ascertain a role for the caucus in promoting the arts. This was a most appropriate step as the theme of the conference was Political and Economic Development for the African-American Artist.

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