Director Sam Pollard’s “Black Art: In The Absence of Light” Documentary

Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Theaster Gates, Amy Sherald and others share their thoughts

In 1976, artist, art historian and curator David Driskell opened the doors to his landmark exhibition, Two Centuries of Black American Art, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The captivating, comprehensive study featured more than 200 works by 63 artists from the 19th and 20th century, but its expanse did not stop there; it toured the US and opened the eyes of …

Interview: Artist Hank Willis Thomas

The prolific artist on his retrospective, "All Things Being Equal," as it makes its final stop in Cincinnati

Black lives matter. While this chant began in 2013 as a response to the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin, it’s a sentiment steeped in the USA’s history and one that artist Hank Willis Thomas has been exploring for two decades. His work takes a careful look at the messages we intercept every day—from advertising to sports to art and beyond—and reconfigures it to expose some …

Kickstarter + For Freedoms’ 50 Billboards in 50 States

Public art through the largest creative collaboration in US history

Known as “The 50 States Initiative,” an epic artistic undertaking has started its funding process now on Kickstarter. The brainchild of For Freedoms, an artist-led non-profit organization founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, the initiative plans to unveil 52 different billboards, one in every US state, as well as Washington DC and Puerto Rico. It isn’t a partisan activation in any way. Rather, …