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06/18/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/18/2021 03:21

Art Fix Friday: June 18, 2021

In honor of Juneteenth, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture hosts a series of celebratory and educational virtual events.

Today viewers can tune in to hear porch stories from internationally recognized performer Jan Blake; attend a roundtable discussion, which includes Pulitzer-prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed, on the day's significance; meet rising star musician Amythyst Kiah; and more. All programs are free and available online.

Front-Page Femmes

Amy Sherald's portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama embarks on a year-long tour of museums in Chicago, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Houston. Sherald recently met up with painter Calida Rawles and author Ta-Nehisi Coates to talk about artmaking.

For their new Male Graze project, the Guerilla Girls invite the British public to submit statistics of female nudes versus female artists in local museums.

Artists Lorraine O'Grady and Andrea Fraser discuss the importance of art world activism and the limits of institutional critique

Hyperallergic draws from Linda Nochlin's famed essay 'Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? ' in a new op-ed on the futility of temporary all-women exhibitions.

The Guardian interviews writer Emily Rapp Black about her new memoir, Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg, which details how the work of the Mexican artist helped the author develop a better relationship with her body.

Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings is now open at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia. It is the first survey of af Klint's work to be shown in the Asia-Pacific region.

In her new book Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest, released this week, curator Laura Raicovich scrutinizes how art museums uphold conservative, capitalist values. ARTnews and Hyperallergic interviewed Raicovich.

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, announces a building relocation that will triple its gallery space.

For the New York Times, writer Jenna Wortham profiles director Janicza Bravo ahead of the release of her newest filmZola.

For Cultured, artist Jennifer Packer and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist discuss the meanings and methods of painting.

Marin Alsop, the first and only woman to direct a major American orchestra, shares her achievements and frustrations as she steps down as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Raphaela Platow has been named director of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sculptor Phyllida Barlow has been given a damehood by the Queen of England.

Shows We Want to See

At the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in New York, CHOSEN explores the intimate bonds of queer chosen families. Comprising photos by eight femme-identified and non-binary artists of color--Myles Loftin, Coyote Park, Clifford Price King, Groana Melendez, Golden, Alexis Ruiseco-Lombero, Mengwen Cao, and Ka-Man Tse--the exhibition divulges moments of romance, teaching, kinship, and care-giving. On view through August 1.

Curated by Jasmine Wahi, the group exhibition Born in Flames at the Bronx Museum of the Arts convenes 14 women and non-binary artists to envision alternative feminist realities. The show is a constellation of 'entire worlds that respond to wounds inflicted by both capitalism and patriarchy,' Hyperallergic wrote. On view through September 21.