As we bid the year 2020 goodbye, these visuals and testimonies from the Southampton Arts Center exhibit “2020 Vision” remind us again of how much the world has endured in just 10 short months. We’re sharing our photos from the contemporary art group exhibit “2020 Vision,” featuring paintings, works on paper, sculpture and photography. It’s a display of contemporary art about social justice and BLM, COVID-19, and life in 2020. The show has been extended until January 3, 2021 – so it’s not too late to see it for yourself. And it’s free!
What are the best coffee table books of the year 2020 in fashion, art, photography, food and culture? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a holiday gift list of the best coffee table books of 2020 for every interest.
Yes, we know the end of the year can be a busy time. But dear reader, you need to make time to see the solo gallery shows of top black artists like Bisa Butler, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Theaster Gates around the world in fall and winter 2020. Our correspondent Jeanette Settembre has the details.
New York City is coming back to life this fall after a brutal spell of loss and lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The surest sign that there is reason for hope? Our favorite museums are open again! We recently visited the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and discovered a marvelous new textile art exhibit called Taking a Thread for a Walk. We love art museum exhibits devoted to textiles and weaving, and this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s a fascinating look at gender, race and class in the arts – and an uplifting vision of how a simple thread could connect all of humanity.
Who are the best African-American visual artists in today’s art world? Who are the names to know, and who are the up-and-coming stars of the future? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has done the research, and now she’s sharing a curated list of 20 of the most influential black and African-American visual artists right now, including painters, photographers and sculptors – names we all need to know and celebrate.