Breaking the 'Chain of Segregation - The Pyramid Club's Annual Exhibitions. A history by David Brigham of Philadelphia's Pyramid Club of African American professional and businessmen who, in the 1940s, advanced African American art with annual exhibitions.
Blues on the Brush: Musical Influence in Rose Piper's Blues and Negro Folk Songs Paintings of the Mid-1940s by Graham Lock. Rose Piper was a free spirit who, influenced by blues poet and scholar Sterling Brown, traveled South to do research for her blues-based artwork.
A three-part report on the impact of Swann Galleries' semi-annual, African American fine art auctions by Shawnya Harris, Jerry Langley and Cherilyn Wright. One impact is that the Swann auctions have set career, record prices for A number of African American artists.
Spirit Light: Betty Blayton From Center Out, a chronicle of the life and work of New York City-based painter ("breaking ground has been Blayton's path for a long time," says author Toni Wynn).
Cultivating Art Savvy in St. Louis and Beyond. Margaret Gray Bayne reports on The St. Louis Art Museum's Friends of African American Art program on the move and at home.
A look at the African American presence at Art Basel/Miami, a major international art festival of contemporary fine art by Myrtis Bedolla.
Plus, a round up of news and reviews.