Tomorrow, June 19, viewers can tune in to hear porch stories from internationally recognized performer Jan Blake; attend a roundtable discussion, which includes Pulitzer-prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed, on the day’s significance; meet rising star musician Amythyst Kiah; and more. All programs are free and available online.
Amy Sherald’s portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama embarks on a year-long tour of museums in Chicago, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Houston. Sherald recently met up with painter Calida Rawles and author Ta-Nehisi Coates to talk about artmaking.
Artists Lorraine O’Grady and Andrea Fraser discuss the importance of art world activism and the limits of institutional critique
The Guardian interviews writer Emily Rapp Black about her new memoir, Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg, which details how the work of the Mexican artist helped the author develop a better relationship with her body.
Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings is now open at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia. It is the first survey of af Klint’s work to be shown in the Asia-Pacific region.
In her new book Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest, released this week, curator Laura Raicovich scrutinizes how art museums uphold conservative, capitalist values. ARTnews and Hyperallergic interviewed Raicovich.
For Cultured, artist Jennifer Packer and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist discuss the meanings and methods of painting.
Marin Alsop, the first and only woman to direct a major American orchestra, shares her achievements and frustrations as she steps down as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Raphaela Platow has been named director of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.
Sculptor Phyllida Barlow has been given a damehood by the Queen of England.
Shows We Want to See
At the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in New York, CHOSEN explores the intimate bonds of queer chosen families. Comprising photos by eight femme-identified and non-binary artists of color—Myles Loftin, Coyote Park, Clifford Price King, Groana Melendez, Golden, Alexis Ruiseco-Lombero, Mengwen Cao, and Ka-Man Tse—the exhibition divulges moments of romance, teaching, kinship, and care-giving. On view through August 1.
Curated by Jasmine Wahi, the group exhibition Born in Flames at the Bronx Museum of the Arts convenes 14 women and non-binary artists to envision alternative feminist realities. The show is a constellation of “entire worlds that respond to wounds inflicted by both capitalism and patriarchy,” Hyperallergic wrote. On view through September 21.