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  • Beverly McIver Named 2017 Finalist for Society 1858 Prize

    The Gibbes Museum of Art has announced Beverly McIver as a finalist for this year's Society 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Each year, the 1858 Prize is presented by Society 1858, a member auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum comprised of young professionals. The $10,000 cash prize is awarded to one artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South. The winner of the prize will be announced in August and celebrated at the Amy P. Coy Forum and Prize Party hosted by Society 1858 at the Gibbes on Sept. 27. Visit the link HERE for more information. 

  • Hasan Elahi awarded 2017 First Amendment Award

    Hasan Elahi receives the 2017 First Amendment Award from the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation. The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation was established to work on behalf of individual rights in a democratic society. The primary focus of the foundation is to support organizations that advocate for and defend civil rights and civil liberties with special emphasis on First Amendment rights and rational sex and drug policies. Read the full press release HERE.

  • Summer '17 reviewed in the Baltimore Sun

    Tim Smith writes: "While satisfying solely on aesthetic terms, the exhibit’s ability to provoke — such issues as society, race, culture and consumption are addressed — makes it all the more significant." Read the full article HERE.

  • Grace Hartigan in "Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction" at MoMA

    "Shinnecock Canal" (1957) by Grace Hartigan is featured in Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition is on view through August 13, 2017.

  • Hasan Elahi in new book "Queering Contemporary Asian American Art"

    Hasan Elahi's work is featured in Jan Christian Bernabe and Laura Kina's new book, Queering Contemporary Asian American Art. The book discusses Elahi's Tracking Transience (2003--present) and its contribution to a queer Asian Americanist critique of surveillance and its focus on defying the objectifying gaze of power. Queering Contemporary Asian American Art seeks to broaden the terms of Asian American identity; posing alternative frameworks for race, sexuality and citizenship in the service of eradicating the foundations of a white and heteronormative art historical canon. Read the review in Artnet HERE.

  • Costas Varotsos in Documenta 14

    Costas Varotsos' Untitled (2017) is currently on view in the Fridericianum at Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany. Documenta will be on view in Kassel through September 17, 2017. For more information and images, click HERE.

  • Beverly McIver awarded 2017 AYCFF Lifetime Achievement Award

    Beverly McIver will be honored this year for her lifetime achievement in visual art at the Anyone Can Fly Foundation's Annual Garden Party Fundraiser hosted by founder Faith Ringgold. The Anyone Can Fly Foundation expands the art establishment's canon to include artists of the African Diaspora and to introduce the Great Masters of African American Art and their art traditions to children and adult audiences. For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE.

  • Beverly McIver awarded Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize

    The American Academy in Rome has awarded Beverly McIver the 2017-18 Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize for Visual Arts. For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded this prestigious prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Read more about this year's fellows HERE.

  • Artnet News Daily Pic: Grace Hartigan's "Grand Street Brides"

    "'The 1950s were the decade of Abstract Expressionism, when figuration was left out in the cold'—that’s one of those art-historical clichés that refuses to die even though it’s almost completely inaccurate." Read the rest of Blake Gopnik's salient take on Grace Hartigan's 1954 painting "Grand Street Brides" HERE.

  • John Waters in the 57th Venice Biennale

    John Waters will participate in Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel for the 57th Venice Biennale. The exhibition will feature Waters' "Study Art" series from 2007; sculptures inspired by Baltimore-based art school signage. The Venice Biennale will be on view from May 9 - November 26, 2017. Read more HERE.