ART BYE | REWIND – REVISIT – 2022

Dear ART | library deco supporters:

Thank you for always taking the time to read and interact with the only African American virtual art library, gallery, and repository that delves into the Black experience in art, literature, and culture. This year once again had its highs and lows in all things centered around African American culture! To end this year, we have curated a listing of content for you to review at your leisure during the holiday season. For now, sit back, rewind in time and catch up on content, news, and information missed throughout the year. Our library curatorial team is looking forward to bringing you relevant content in 2023 that matters and will expand your horizons in African American art.

ART | library deco will go on break from December 1 – January 15, 2023.



  • INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Alteveer, Ian, Hannah Beachler, and Sarah Lawrence, Introduction, with an essay by Michelle D. Commander and a graphic novella by John Jennings (2022) Download Free Issue Below Publication Description Seneca Village—a vibrant nineteenth-century community of predominantly Black landowners and tenants—flourished just west of The Met’s current location until the city used eminent […]

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  • ART Exhibition | NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN OF HISTORY AND CULTURE PRESENTS: Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures 2023 Exhibition

    Afrofuturism: Black Futures 2023 From The National Museum of African American History and Culture: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will debut a major, thought-provoking new exhibition, “Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures,” March 24, 2023. Investigating Afrofuturist expression through art, music, activism and more, this exhibition explores and reveals […]

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  • ART TALK | Bridges over the Abyss: A Conversation with Diane Lima and Aline Motta

    Featured Bridges over the Abyss: A Conversation with Diane Lima and Aline Motta A conversation between curator Diane Lima and artist Aline Motta about their respective practices and how their careers and research have become intertwined over the last few years. Event will be in Portuguese with simultaneous translation to English. Presented in conjunction with Social […]

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  • ART HISTORY | TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE: 2023 BLACK HISTORY BUS TOUR

    Tickets now available for 2023 Historic Bus Tour. The Round Rock Black History Organization invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the 2023 Historic Bus Tour, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. Stops on the tour include St Paul AME Church, Veterans Park, Good Hope Baptist Church, Hopewell Cemetery, and more. The trip […]

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  • The African American Museum Dallas Presents: “BLACK COWBOYS: AN AMERICAN STORY” ABOUT EXHIBITION From the African American Museum Dallas, Shining light on the rich history of Black cowboys and their impact on Texas and American history, “Black Cowboys: An American Story” will open Jan. 21, 2023, at the African American Museum, Dallas. With more than […]

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  • ART EDUCATION | Visit: THE FASHION AND RACE DATABASE

    THE FASHION AND RACE DATABASE & SYLLABUs From the Good Trade: According to the website, “The Fashion and Race Database is filled with tools that expand the narrative of fashion history and challenge mis-representation within the fashion system.” The founder of the database is the audacious Kimberly Jenkins. Through well-researched pieces, a wealth of helpful […]

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  • ART DISCUSSION | ‘State of Our Union: Telling the American Story with the Mellon Foundation & Smithsonian Institution

    Two luminaries in American history and culture are coming together for a conversation about how we can better tell and understand the American story. Join Dr. Elizabeth Alexander and Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III for a State of Our Union discussion on lessons they’ve learned from the arts and humanities, and how these disciplines can […]

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  • ART PROFESSIONAL | Join the (DLF) Digital Library Forum Planning Committee (Deadline: 1/20)

    2023 DLF PLANNING COMMITTEE The Digital Library Federation (DLF) team is now seeking planning committee members for our annual conference, the DLF Forum. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the DLF, a community of practitioners who work to advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application […]

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  • Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space 2023 From PBS: Directed by Tracy Heather Strain, produced by Randall MacLowry and executive produced by Cameo George, Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space is an in-depth biography of the influential author whose groundbreaking anthropological work would challenge assumptions about race, gender and cultural superiority that had long defined the field […]

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  • ART BYE | REWIND – REVISIT – 2022

    Dear ART | library deco supporters: Thank you for always taking the time to read and interact with the only African American virtual art library, gallery, and repository that delves into the Black experience in art, literature, and culture. This year once again had its highs and lows in all things centered around African American […]

    Read more

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