March 28, 2017

Thursday Evening Thread: One Day Till The Weekend Wind Down

So anything interesting happen today?? Pelosi to Trump: Boy you ain't ready https://twitter.com/ddiamond/status/844987753762897922 … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African American Playwrights

  George C. Wolfe grew up in Frankfort, Kentucky and began to pursue his interest in the dramatic arts while still in grade school. At Frankfort High School, Wolfe directed and performed in several plays and wrote poetry and prose for his high … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African American Playwrights

Throughout her writing career, Adrienne Kennedy has used her own life experiences as symbolic of the divisiveness of American race relations. Like Kennedy, the characters in her plays are often light-skinned black women torn between their blackness … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African American Playwrights

Lorraine Hansberry is best known for writing A Raisin in the Sun, the first play by an African American woman produced on Broadway.  … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open ThreadL African American Playwrights

Playwright August Wilson was born Frederick August Kittel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 27, 1945. His mother, Daisy Wilson, was of African-American heritage. His father was a German immigrant named Frederick Kittel. … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African American Curators

In May 2016, the Santa Monica Museum of Art announced that it would change its name to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and move to a 12,700-square-foot space in Downtown Los Angeles next spring. Now it is staffing up and has hired … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African American Curators

In this year’s Art 50, [New City Art]  focuses on the power players who shape Chicago’s art landscape. Naomi Beckwith, a Hyde Park native, brings an insider’s knowledge of the city to her role as the Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of … [Read more...]