African American artists in the National Gallery of Art

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Souls Grown Deep Foundation is an organization that documenting, preserving, and promoting the works of African American artists. It has given nearly 40 artworks to the National Gallery of Art. It remains situated in Washington, D.C. The Souls Grown Deep Foundation offered works collected from 21 artists. In these, 9 works belong to Gee’s Bend quilters, and the other 10 works by Lonnie Holley and Thornton Dial.

On the other hand, four sculpture heads also included in these works. Those arts exist by James Son Ford Thomas. In 2018, it had been exhibited in the National Gallery show named “Outliers and American Vanguard Art.”

Jeannie Kenmotsu as Curator at Portland Art Museum:

Jeannie Kenmotsu appoints the new Asian art curator in the Portland Art Museum. Since 2017, she has been worked at an Oregon institution. Recently, she worked as the interim head of its Asian art department. According to the source, she has curated exhibitions. At this, she has focused on female Japanese printmakers while the postwar era and Japanese prints featuring actors.


Folk Art Collection at the High Museum of Art:

The art collectors Robert Levine and Anne have given a big surprise to the High Museum of Arts. The museum placed in Atlanta, United States. Further, it features more than 17,000 artworks from seven collecting areas. Now, it adds 114 wooden sculptures this year. These sculptures did gift to art collectors Anne and Robert Levine. These are art by self-thought artists.

Gilded bust of Abraham Lincoln, a diorama of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s cabinet, and more do also included. These collections are around four centuries. Besides, the museum does fill with folk and self-taught arts. The curator of this group of arts said that the collection remains especially more important for us. Because it fills in this sort of hole that we had for “historical folk art.”

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