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African-American Art History Highlighted at Howard U. Gallery

When one steps into the Howard University Gallery of Art during the current exhibit, "The Dianne Whitfield-Locke and Carnell Locke Collection: Building on Traditions," it becomes an educational walk through centuries of African-American art history.

Event to Honor D.C.-Area Artist, Detroit Luminaries

An art exhibit will be held at an upscale Northwest hotel on Oct. 26 in honor of D.C.-area artist M. Gasby Brown and the 10-year anniversary of her "No Permission Needed" artwork collection.

Volunteers Sought for All-Night Art Festival in D.C.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced that it will expand its annual nightlong street festival for artists to several neighborhoods citywide — and the Congress Heights team is seeking volunteers to help pull off this year's event.

Bill Cosby's Art Collection Headed to Smithsonian

America's favorite TV dad has become one of the Smithsonian's newest benefactors.

Anacostia Residents Seek Removal of 'Junk' Art Exhibit

Anacostia residents made it clear they wouldn't tolerate a storefront art exhibit on display in their community that they say is an unsightly pile of junk, and the city was forced to listen.

Black Museums Fight for Funding

Significant funding has continued to elude black museums and officials throughout the industry said the search for funding reveals an age-old problem.

Home Transformed into Art Lovers Treasure Trove

A homeowner in Northwest D.C. decided to do something unique, combining conventional design with an eclectic array of fine art adorning every nook and cranny in order to transform her abode into a veritable gallery.

Farafina Kan Storms into its 10th Year

For Nana Efua Badu Osundara, Farafina Kan has been a godsend.

D.C. Art Gallery Closes After 17 Years

Fellow artists, friends and patrons of the arts joined Tim Davis on Saturday in his International Visions Gallery in Northwest for a closing reception, party and viewing of new works by the Chicago-born painter and illustrator.

Summer Soiree Draws Young Art Enthusiasts

More than 100 supporters of black art hit the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall recently for Summer Soiree, an annual fundraising event.

Local Legend, Broadway Star and Ellington Student Honored at 'Phantom'-Themed Gala

A "Phantom of the Opera"-costumed gentleman greeted guests Thursday at Harmony Hall Regional Center John Addison Concert Hall in Fort Washington, Md., setting the tone for "Phantom"-themed gala sponsored by the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA), ...

National Museum of African Art Celebrates Milestone

After 50 years, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art continues to inspire conversations about the beauty, power, and diversity of the arts around the world.

Maya Angelou's Love of Life, Talent Remembered

Friends and colleagues lauded the late Maya Angelou, who danced, acted, belted out songs, penned soaring poetry and captivating novels that chronicled some of the horrors of her young life and her ability to rise above circumstances that might have ...

Newseum Exhibit Serves as a Testament to Ethnic Media

With 60 artifacts and a video of ethnic reporters reading text published decades ago in their respective newspapers, the Newseum and the Smithsonian have collaborated on a new exhibition, "One Nation With News For All," which opened May 16.

Maya Angelou, Famed Poet and Author, Dies at 86

Maya Angelou, renowned poet and novelist, has died Wednesday morning at age 86.

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