asianartmuseum:

"Despite the excesses of Minter’s work, I cannot stop staring at one small speck of grime on the larger-than-life heel. It is just under the fleshy, swollen folds of skin right about where the ankle meets the heel. It looks wet, three-dimensional, and for reasons I cannot quite express, outright disgusting. I feel this filthy speck and it sends shivers down my spine, undoing a facade of glamour. It is just too close to real life. Of course, this is exactly the point. Minter’s subject reminds us that, in the end, even the most glamorous figure will be covered in dirt.” - Allison Harding, curator

How does “Strut” by Marilyn Minter make YOU feel? It’s impossible to ignore.

Gorgeous ends tomorrow. If you haven’t seen this Minter piece in real life, you only have a few hours left so put on your grimiest shoes and get here while you can.

 

-teesa-:

9.9.14

It’s this idea of “Hey, dudes are dudes.”

(via upworthy)

schomburgcenter:

Alain LeRoy Locke, philosopher, writer, and educator, was born on this date, September 13, 1886, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Locke went to Harvard and was the first African American to win the Rhodes Scholarship. He went to Oxford University for philosophy and received his doctorate from Harvard in 1918. Locke then became a professor of philosophy and literature at Howard University. Throughout his life, Locke encouraged African American artists and writers such as Zora Neale Hurston. Locke also wrote about the African and African American experience and identity, and the Harlem Renaissance. He published “The New Negro” in 1925, an anthology of poetry, essays and fiction on African and African American art and literature, which contains the portrait of Alain LeRoy Locke by Winold Reiss pictured. Locke is known as “The Father of the Harlem Renaissance.”

Image: NYPL Digital Collections 

schomburgcenter:

Alain LeRoy Locke, philosopher, writer, and educator, was born on this date, September 13, 1886, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Locke went to Harvard and was the first African American to win the Rhodes Scholarship. He went to Oxford University for philosophy and received his doctorate from Harvard in 1918. Locke then became a professor of philosophy and literature at Howard University. Throughout his life, Locke encouraged African American artists and writers such as Zora Neale Hurston. Locke also wrote about the African and African American experience and identity, and the Harlem Renaissance. He published “The New Negro” in 1925, an anthology of poetry, essays and fiction on African and African American art and literature, which contains the portrait of Alain LeRoy Locke by Winold Reiss pictured. Locke is known as “The Father of the Harlem Renaissance.”

Image: NYPL Digital Collections 

rmanyc:

The Museum’s Spiral Lobby is named for our distinctive staircase. Our Special Events team uses creative lighting to transform the space and take it to new heights! #RubinMuseum by rubinmuseum http://ift.tt/1nuQEWa

rmanyc:

The Museum’s Spiral Lobby is named for our distinctive staircase. Our Special Events team uses creative lighting to transform the space and take it to new heights! #RubinMuseum by rubinmuseum http://ift.tt/1nuQEWa

This is what my day looks like! What’s going on in your world?!#diannesmith #diannesmithart #artistatwork #harlem #homestudio

This is what my day looks like! What’s going on in your world?!#diannesmith #diannesmithart #artistatwork #harlem #homestudio

The only time I saw the lovely and very talented Ingrid Arthur while in #berlin was by running into her on the #ubhan on my way to #ikea. However, we got all caught up last night in #NYC! dhttp://ingrid-en.diestifte.de #iannesmith #diannesmithart #friendship #sisterlylove

The only time I saw the lovely and very talented Ingrid Arthur while in #berlin was by running into her on the #ubhan on my way to #ikea. However, we got all caught up last night in #NYC! dhttp://ingrid-en.diestifte.de #iannesmith #diannesmithart #friendship #sisterlylove

How appropriate is this T-shirt?! Dude wearing it is Asian! #weshouldallbewarned #stoppilicebrutallity #nationalcrisis #harlem #diannesmith #diannesmithart

How appropriate is this T-shirt?! Dude wearing it is Asian! #weshouldallbewarned #stoppilicebrutallity #nationalcrisis #harlem #diannesmith #diannesmithart

They are just too cute! #Thenextgeneration #theadorablelittleones #myfamily #love #family #diannesmithart

They are just too cute! #Thenextgeneration #theadorablelittleones #myfamily #love #family #diannesmithart

I wished for #worldpeace and #happiness! #diannesmith #diannesmithart #harlem  (at The Cove)

I wished for #worldpeace and #happiness! #diannesmith #diannesmithart #harlem (at The Cove)

I love this dude! My #rideordie friend James surprised me with a trip to @diaartfndn in Beacon, NY to celebrate my birthday! #diannesmithart #diannesmith #friendship #love #bff (at Dia: Beacon, Beacon, New York)

I love this dude! My #rideordie friend James surprised me with a trip to @diaartfndn in Beacon, NY to celebrate my birthday! #diannesmithart #diannesmith #friendship #love #bff (at Dia: Beacon, Beacon, New York)

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
~Pablo Picasso

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