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Weta Digital’s R. Christopher White on Black History: Making Our Place

I’ve always been fascinated with the history of spaces, knowing there are stories encapsulated in a place. How one can enter a room and receive cues to all that has happened there. As I reflect on Black History Month, I think of the pioneering work of those that came before and the movement of history and culture through these spaces.

My father programmed computers by day, a woodworker in the evening. It isn’t by accident that my chosen profession is visual effects, a mixture of computer science and art. He would wake the kids up early on Saturday mornings.

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HBO Documentary Celebrates ‘Black Art,’ Indicts The Forces That Marginalize It : NPR

Amy Sherald, who painted the official portrait of Michelle Obama, appeared in the film Black Art: In the Absence of Light.

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Amy Sherald, who painted the official portrait of Michelle Obama, appeared in the film Black Art: In the Absence of Light.

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Central to the new documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light is a pivotal art exhibition that debuted in 1976.

Two Centuries of Black American Art” was the first major show by a Black curator to look at the history of art produced by African Americans. Covering the

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Elgin art exhibit celebrates Black culture in America

When Elgin artist Freddrick D. Wimms was asked just after Christmas to curate an art exhibit for Black History Month, he didn’t have much time and didn’t know what he wanted the show to be. But he did have an idea for a name.

“Black Then, Black Now, Black in the Middle …”

“When I set the name, I had no idea what the show was gonna be,” Wimms said. “I knew it couldn’t be based just on Black history. It had to be about the essence of Black culture, and then that will reflect on Black art and that

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Celebrate Black History Month With These Free Virtual Events | Travel

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many museums and cultural institutions around the country are opting to shift their Black History Month line-ups for the month of February from in-person to online-only affairs. The result is a creative curation of art exhibitions, concerts, panel discussions and other events designed to celebrate, but safely through virtual means. Here are more than a dozen (free!) events to mark on your calendar.

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., is hosting a comprehensive exhibition focused on the life of Pauli Murray, a Civil Rights activist who was also

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