Interview: Artist Julie Mehretu on Radical Imagination

We speak with the illustrious MacArthur Fellow about her career, influences and her new American Express collaboration

Evidenced by this year’s career-spanning exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art (which began at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Julie Mehretu has established herself as one of the world’s most accomplished artists—and she’s only just getting started. Having already been named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people, in addition to having received a MacArthur Genius Grant, Mehretu is on an inspiring …

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem

Since 1968, The Studio Museum in Harlem has been a center for and a champion of Black art and Black culture. The new book Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem contextualizes select artwork from the institution’s collection, which includes pieces by Faith Ringgold, Kerry James Marshall, Norman Lewis, Lorna Simpson and others. Authors Connie H Choi, Thelma Golden and Kellie Jones discuss the …