Creating Community. Cinque Gallery Artists
The Art Students League of New York
Address: 215 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
Dates: May 3 – July 3, 2021
The Art Students League of New York partnered with the Romare Bearden Foundation to present “Creating Community. Cinque Gallery Artists.” Organized by guest curator and arts administrator Susan Stedman, alongside Cinque’s first artist in residence, Nanette Carter, this special exhibition is the first introductory survey to focus on Cinque Gallery.
Cinque Gallery (named after Joseph Cinqué, the leader of the Amistad slave ship mutiny of the 1830s) was an artist-led non-profit founded in 1969 by Romare Bearden, Ernest Crichlow, and Norman Lewis to support a creative community of primarily minority artists at different stages in their careers. Cinque Gallery hosted solo, group, and touring exhibitions, presenting artwork by approximately 450 artists including Benny Andrews, Emma Amos, Elizabeth Catlett, Sam Gilliam, Bill Hutson, Norma Morgan, Debra Priestly, and many more.
For more information about this exhibition, visit the Art Students League website: https://theartstudentsleague.org/event/cinque-gallery-2021/
Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition
Currently on View at: Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit MI – 3/20/2021 – 6/13/2021
Next Appearing at: Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa – 10/9/2021 – 1/9/2022
Curated by Deborah Cullen and organized by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in cooperation with the Trust for Robert Blackburn and The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts’ Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program, this exhibit explores the life and work of master printmaker Robert Blackburn. This 70-piece exhibition of prints by Robert Blackburn and artists with whom he collaborated (including Romare Bearden, Grace Hardigan, Jacob Lawrence, and more) is set to travel to 8 different US cities through 2022.
For more information about the exhibition, visit the Smithsonian website: https://www.sites.si.edu/s/topic/0TO36000000FLEEGA4/robert-blackburn-modern-american-printmaking