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Adam Pendleton and Amy Sherald Leave Board of Baltimore Museum of Art

October 27th, 2020

Artists Adam Pendleton and Amy Sherald have departed the board of the the Baltimore Museum of Art. “Adam Pendleton and Amy Sherald determined that they could not fully participate in board activities due to other commitments and have resigned. We are grateful for the time they invested and for the perspectives and ideas that they brought to the BMA,” a museum spokesperson said.

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NYT Looks at Current Quarantine Challenges Faced by Museums

October 27th, 2020

The New York Times asks just how long museums can survive being open at 25% capacity. “We want to be open, but we don’t want to push the envelope,” says Met president Daniel H. Weiss, “especially as, throughout the country, we’re seeing that the pandemic is on the rise precisely through the lack of adherence to social-distancing rules.”
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Activist Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza Arrested After Attempting Removal of Item from Louvre

October 27th, 2020

Congolese activist Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza has been arrested in Paris for attempting to remove an artifact from the Louvre. “I came here to take back what was stolen and plundered from us…” Diyabanza can be heard saying as he removed the item, “to take back what was pillaged from Africa.”
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Kara Walker

b. 1969
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Max Hetzler, Berlin

Education includes:

Rhode Island School of Design MFA, Providence Atlanta College of Art BFA, Atlanta

Walker, an African-American painter, often tackles issues like race, gender, violence and identity. Much of her work deals specifically with African diaspora as well as reminding of the horrors and grim realities that characterized the 19th American South. She often draws on famous characters from American literature and folklore to reveal subtle racism and stereotypes.

Walker’s work has been exhibited in museums like The Renaissance Museum in Chicago, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Famous works include ‘Motherland‘ and the large-scale exhibit For the Benefit of All Mankind (Mos’ Specially the Master One, Boss).

In 2007, she was included in Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential artists and entertainers. She is currently a faculty member of Columbia University’s MFA program.

“Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love”[ArtObserved]

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