African Artists Make Their Mark, Overcome Adversity

A female pioneer of the performing arts in Kenya overcame childhood abuse to be recognized as a world renowned performance, drawing, painting and installation artist.

Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series on Display at the Phillips Collection

This fall Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Whitfield Lovell's Kin Series serves as a powerful visual epic in documenting African-American life in the 20th century.

Jacob Lawrence's 'Migration' Series to Go on Display

Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Whitfield Lovell's Kin Series will serve this fall as a powerful visual epic in documenting African-Americans in the 20th century.

Postal Service Issues New Kwanzaa Stamp

The United States Postal Service recently issued a new Kwanzaa stamp, designed by a Los Angeles-based artist who's been creating bright, bold, colorful illustrations that have become her trademark and signature.

African Art Through the Eyes of Matisse and Picasso

Black history is being retold as South Africa hosts as a first-time exhibit devoted to famed 20th-century painters Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, showcasing how the continent inspired some of their most influential artwork.

Artist Bruce McNeil Wins Coveted East of the River Award

Although he was somewhat reluctant to admit it, Bruce McNeil, this year's recipient of the East of the River Distinguished Artist Award, felt slighted for the past nine years when his name wasn't called. This year, it was his turn.

Carmen de Lavallade Recalls Illustrious Career

When the March on Washington Film Festival and the National Museum of Women in the Arts team up, as they have for the past four years, something special always happens with legendary women.

Richmond Artist Remains Committed to 'Spiritual Journey'

A series of colorful murals in downtown Richmond speak to the various and wonderful contributions of Black Americans and those from the African Diaspora.

Art Exhibit Captures Experience of Being Black in White America

A new exhibit at the Galerie Myrtis Fine Art Gallery in Baltimore explores the politicization of Black identity in the United States.

Events DC Renews Grant Program

Events DC will extend its Community Grant Program through Sept. 30, 2017, awarding $100,000 to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting children through sports, performing arts or cultural arts in the city, officials said.

Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions

It's been nearly a decade since his last show in D.C. at the National Gallery of Art, but the work of homegrown artist Martin Puryear is always a great draw of appreciative art lovers when it goes on view, this ...

Just the Beginning for Akilah Johnson

District residents, council members and Mayor Bowser erupted with pride when the news broke that Google's national doodle competition winner, Akilah Johnson, came from Eastern High School in Northeast.

National Museum of African Art Celebrates Women

In recognition of Women's History Month, the National Museum of African Art, under the leadership of director Johnetta B. Cole, celebrated Museum Day Live! with a daylong tribute Saturday to women young, old, famous and the soon-to-be famous women of ...

Local Artist Dike Making His Mark

At the tender age of two, Dike Markeith Harris recalls his mother's astonishment that he had already begun to produce impressive drawings of things around him. Now 50, the Gaithersburg, Maryland, resident has turned his love for art into a ...

African American Museum: D.C.'s Newest Jewel

The National Museum of African American History and Culture kicked off the countdown to the museum's grand opening in the fall of 2016 with a three-night video illumination presentation.