Sam Gilliam ‘Took a Step Most People Didn’t Understand Was Possible’

The artists Melvin Edwards and Rashid Johnson reflect on the legacy of their friend, just days after he died at age 88.

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Delta’s Terminal C at La Guardia Airport Is Now an Art Destination

With the opening of Delta Air Lines’s new terminal at La Guardia Airport, New York gets a distinctive new collection of public artworks.

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The Artists Turning Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Into a Creative Destination

Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu, Adam Pendleton and Ellen Gallagher are working both to preserve and transform the North Carolina house where she was born.

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‘He Raises the Bar for Me’: 4 Artists on the Influence of Bob Thompson

The painter’s painter, who died young in 1966 after an all-too-brief career, still casts a long shadow. He continues to inspire Peter Doig, Rashid Johnson, Naudline Pierre and Henry Taylor.

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In Rashid Johnson’s Mosaics, Broken Lives Pieced Together

In new exhibitions at the Metropolitan Opera and David Kordansky Gallery, the artist offers a story of recovery — personal and collective — after a “blunt force trauma.”

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Outdoor Art, Summer 2021

All in very different but concrete ways, these artists’ “live” public works speak of healing, history, and a fragile material world.

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Once Overlooked, Black Abstract Painters Are Finally Given Their Due

In the 1960s, abstract painting was a controversial style for Black artists, overshadowed by social realist works. Now, it’s claimed its place as a vital form of expression.

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With Black Artists’ Input, One Gallery Is ‘Starting to Look Different’

The Los Angeles dealer David Kordansky is using this moment to get more serious about helping and hiring people “left out of the conversation.”

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New York’s Reopened Museums: Where to Go and What to See

What you need to know before venturing back out to see art, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.

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Nine Black Artists and Cultural Leaders on Seeing and Being Seen

Amy Sherald, Michael R. Jackson and others discuss the challenges and opportunities of cultivating black audiences and dismantling historically white institutions.

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Two Exhibitions Respond to Art in the Age of Anxiety and Distance

George Condo and Rashid Johnson talk about their new simultaneous digital shows, politics and how the role of artists has changed.

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Artists Are Hunkered Down, but Still Nurturing Their Inner Visions

Artists and architects may be sheltering at home, but their creativity still flows — and the results surprise even them. Here’s what 10 famous makers are looking at, reading, and sketching now.

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