Artist Gianni Lee’s First Atlanta Solo Exhibition, “Black Heroism & The Wounds They Carry”

Multi-disciplinary artist Gianni Lee’s debut solo exhibition in Atlanta, Black Heroism & The Wounds They Carry, runs now through 29 November within The Gallery at WISH ATL. Lee celebrates and explores the Black diaspora as he collides iconography and historical figures with his lush, colorful aesthetic and various, harmonious styles. An undercurrent of optimism runs through the work—even as it addresses racial inequality. Lee explains …

Betye Saar’s Thoughtful “Call and Response” Exhibition at NYC’s Morgan Library

A show in which the brilliant 94-year-old artist's work exists in conversation

At NYC’s elegant Morgan Library & Museum—an Italian Renaissance-style building— the ideal atmosphere to experience rare literature, artifacts and exceptional art abounds. Since 1924 (when it opened to the public) this treasure trove has offered a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to visitors through its permanent collection and roving shows. One such exhibition is Betye Saar: Call and Response, organized by LACMA and on display …

Online Exhibitions Exploring Race, Resistance and Resilience

Writing for Smithsonian Magazine, Jennifer Nalewicki has listed eight art exhibitions online currently that center around Black history, racism, protest and identity. Including Nina Chanel Abney’s gorgeous work (that she herself describes as “colorfully seductive and deceptively simple investigations of contemporary cultural issues”), Jacob Lawrence and Jordan Casteel, the list comprises talented painters—but there are also photo shows and exhibits of historical ephemera. From art …