Where to look for Black fine art and the finest African American art around town.


The WOVEN ARK is the current exhibition until July 2016 at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American art in Cambridge Central Square.

Woven Ark piece

You’ll see work from Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui (a 2015 recipient of the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement), American conceptual artist Glenn Ligon, Namibian woodcutter John Muafangejo, Kenyan mixed-media artist Grace Ndiritu, and four pieces from British-Liberian conceptual artist Lina Viktor.Pieces from the Cooper Gallery’s permanent collection include a “Soundsuit” from visual and performance artist Nick Cave, “Six by Six” – a painting by mixed-media artist Peter Sacks from his “Aftermath” series, and a “Food Faerie” sculpture by British-Nigerian contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare. The exhibition also includes a special installation of legacy textiles and hats from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum selected by architect David Adjaye. Additional loans come from The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Jack Shainman Gallery.

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Roxbury – the National Center for Afro-American artists

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Boston – the Museum of Fine Art acquired Jacob Lawerence and others