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Weeknd Scene: Swann Auction Galleries

Weeknd Scene: Swann Auction Galleries

March 31 / 18

Hello…Remember when I mentioned deep pockets? Well for those who have a lot of money to burn, then maybe you would like to spend money on some great African-American art! The Swann Auction Galleries are being held in the next few days. Previews have started today. Here is a detailed look…


Credit source: Swann Auction Galleries

 

Apr 5, 2018, at 2:30 pm

Preview Dates

  • Sat, Mar 31, 12-5

  • Mon, Apr 2, 10-6

  • Tue, Apr 3, 10-6

  • Wed, Apr 4, 10-6

  • Thu, Apr 5, 10-12

To view the catalog, click here. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed. Happy Easter!

 

 

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SPOLIGHT ARTISTS FOR BLACK HISTORY

February 11, 2014

Hello and good afternoon! For those just joining us, Esquisses is celebrating Black History Month. Let’s take a look at twenty artists that made a contribution to Black History.

Alma Woodsey Thomas

Jean-Michel-Basquiat-NYC

Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat 

Mequitta Ahuja

Larry D. Alexander

Larry D. Alexander

Benny Andrews

Clarence Major

Clarence Major

Ealy Mays

Corky McCoy

Miles Davis album cover by Corky McCoy

Scipio Moorhead

Manuelita Brown

Manuelita Brown

Barbara Chase-Riboud

Emilio Cruz

Emilio Cruz

Howardena Pindell

Bob Thompson

Bob Thompson

Wilda Gerideau-Squires

Minnie Evans

Minnie Evans

Ellen Gallagher

Purvis Young

Purvis Young

William Edmundson

‘The Cross’ by Lawrence Harris

Lawrence Harris

Take a look at these talented artist’s works and this Friday Esquisses reports on the Black Arts Movement.  Tomorrow Art Scene Newsletter. Be blessed and enjoy your Tuesday!

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: SMITHSONIAN CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: SMITHSONIAN CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY

courtesy of thefeministgriote.com

February 5, 2014

Good Afternoon to you! First Wednesday for this month of February and today the Smithsonian  has lots of activities and events going on! These activities are not only for adults, but there is something for the kids as well. Here are a few of these that the Smithsonian has lined up.

DISCOVERY THEATER: LIONS OF INDUSTRY, MOTHERS OF INVENTION

When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 11:30am

Where: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington D. C. Metro: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Lines)

Ages 8 and up can attend.

The play honors African American entrepreneurs and inventors for their creativity and genius. May not be art, but I think everyone will benefit from this.

To view and purchase tickets go to smithsonianassociates.org.

 

AFRICAN  AMERICAN ARTISTS IN THE COLLECTION

When: Thursday, February 6, 2014, 12:30pm

Gallery Talks & Tours

Where: American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets, Washington D.C.

The event is free.

This event shows the highlights of artwork by African American artist. From 19th century to contemporary, including folklore, spiritual, and music.

 

INNOVATIVE AFRICA: BLUE, GREEN, & BROWN TECHNOLOGIES

When: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30pm

Where: African Art Museum in the Pavillion, 950 Independence Ave., SW Washington D.C. Located in the Enid A. Haupt Garden near the Smithsonian Castle and the Sackler Gallery.

After Five, Lectures & Discussions. Related Exhibitions: Earth Matters: Land As Metaphor and Material in the Arts of Africa.

A panel discussion by Lawrence E. Jones that touches on Africa’s technological innovations in water, energy, and agriculture. There is also a curator-led tour, followed by a reception.

 

That’s not all, but there will be more activities and events from the Smithsonian.

Come back Friday to check out what’s going on in the museum. Enjoy your Wednesday and as always be blessed!