Jack Whitten

Jack Whitten Awarded 2015 National Medal of Arts

Today, on Thursday September 22, President Barack Obama will present artist Jack Whitten with a 2015 National Medal of Arts. Whitten is being honored for “remaking the American canvas,” alongside other distinguished honorees such as Philip Glass and Sandra Cisneros. When the announcement was made last week, I felt elated. We were fortunate to host Jack …

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Demonstrations of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Artworks of the 1960s

It took fifteen years from the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to create the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Day. First introduced as legislation by Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) in 1968 following Dr. King’s assassination, Martin Luther King Day would not be adopted by all 50 states, in some form or …

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