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The Resurrection of Henry O. Tanner

It is perhaps Henry Ossawa Tanner’s most well known painting. With bright light illuminating a table, cream-colored pitchers and plates and paintings in the background, “The Banjo Lesson” (1893) has its subjects mostly in shadow. There, in the foreground, only … Continue reading

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Have You Been on the Subway Lately?

Ellen Driscoll’s “As Above, So Below” (right) is one of more than 225 works of art on the New York City Subway. That’s a larger art collection than many museums have. Faith Ringgold, Sol Lewitt, Romare Bearden and Raul Colon … Continue reading

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Broken Heart

Only Faith Ringgold merits two blog posts in a row. Here we are, on the cusp of Valentine’s Day, and limited-edition prints of Ms. Ringgold’s “Somebody Stole My Broken Heart” are being made available at the Hunterdon Museum in Clinton. … Continue reading

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Anyone Can Fly

Last year, when the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art  organized and mounted, Declaration of Independence: Fifty Years of Art by Faith Ringgold, a retrospective, I was very fortunate to get to interview the legendary artist on the occasion of … Continue reading

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