Artist Faith Ringgold created artwork that proved controversial but are now among the most sought after and legendary pieces of art.
Dozens of pieces of art are on display as part of "The Art of Justice: Honoring and Continuing a Movement for Equality through Artistic Expression," an exhibit at the Mount Rainier Artist Lofts gallery in Mount Ranier, Md.
Artist Kerry James Marshall transformed his obsession with the Middle Passage into a body of artwork.
Plans to punctuate the Arts & Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeths East with a gospel music extravaganza may have been halted by the rain, but it didn’t put a damper on the spirit of the weekend celebration.
It would not be far-fetched to say that without the youth, vigor, energy and fearlessness of the young people who stood on the frontlines of the civil rights movement, it may have failed or achieved far less than it did.
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC and Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC announce the kickoff of the Arts & Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeths East on Saturday, July 27.
The Washington Performing Arts Society's mission to provide quality arts presentations and art education to the District of Columbia recently received a major boost.
For most of her 70 years, poet Nikki Giovanni has lived by the philosophy that there are things you stand up for because they're right.
For more than 40 years, Januwa Moja has designed exquisite African-inspired outfits far from the runways of London, Paris and Milan.
President Barack Obama will honor the Washington Performing Arts Society, one of the nation's leading performing arts presenters, with the National Medal of Arts on Wednesday.
The Folger Library exhibit, titled "A Book Behind Bars: The Robben Island Shakespeare," opened May 25. The exhibit also includes sketches of Robben Island locations by Nelson Mandela, which are being shown for the first time in the U.S.
Hundreds crowded into Georgetown's Parish Gallery to enjoy a reception and art exhibit opening for artist and gallery owner Norman Parish.
There couldn’t be a better title for an exhibit of the works of D.C. artist Carmen Toruella-Quander than the one that now graces her one-woman exhibit currently on view at the Parish Gallery in Georgetown.
Exhibit opening Aug. 2, will focus on key figures in the student civil rights movement.
Just in time for Earth Day on April 22, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art in Southwest opened its first major exhibition that explores ways in which African artists come to terms with their relationship with the land ...