Slated for the upcoming cover of TIME, the border surrounding the painting will include the names of 35 American Black men and women who have lost their lives due to police brutality and racist vigilantism.
Mixing the Modern and Ancient at Master Drawings New York
“I was genuinely and pleasantly surprised to find innovative contemporary works among the typical somberly scholastic approach at this year’s edition of Master Drawings New York.”
Minor Offenders Can Substitute Jail Time With an Art Class at the Brooklyn Museum
The new program allows people arrested for minor offenses, like shoplifting or painting graffiti, to avoid jail time and a court appearance by taking a two-hour course.
A Contemporary Approach to Religious Symbols
A small yet mighty exhibition, Fragments of a Crucifixion highlights moments of mourning, as well as joyful moments of faith and collectivity that continue in the face of traumas.
Artists Julie Ault, Titus Kaphar, and Wu Tsang Awarded 2018 MacArthur “Genius” Grant
25 individuals across disciplines will receive $625,000 of unrestricted funds as part of the prestigious award.
Titus Kaphar and Ken Gonzales-Day Reveal the Fictions in Depictions
Although both artists in Unseen critique omissions in the art historical cannon and offer compelling counter narratives, it is not enough to place their work in neighboring museum galleries and call it a show.
Can Art Museums Help Illuminate Early American Connections To Slavery?
Would you think differently about a work of art if you knew it depicted a slave owner? New labels installed at the Worcester Art Museum are drawing attention to the connections between art, slavery, and wealth in early America.
Reconstructing the Tattered History of a Fictional 19th-Century Family
Titus Kaphar’s The Vesper Project is a complex, multimedia project that dissolves the boundary between reality and fiction.
A Sprawling Show of Artists as Social Critics
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Spanning several media, much of the work in Us Is Them makes social commentary from the perspective of underrepresented populations. Notably, the show features some of the biggest names in contemporary African-American art, bringing the focus on the fraught nature of black existence in the US.
Portraits of Prisoners in Gold Leaf and Tar
When artist Titus Kaphar began searching for his father’s prison records in 2011, he found the mugshots of 99 other black, incarcerated men who shared his dad’s first and last name.