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–  Tuskegee University was recently gifted four major works by Rhino Horn co-founder Benny Andrews for their Legacy Museum. The paintings, valued at over $100,000 was a gift from the United Negro College Fund. via Tuskegee University

– Nicole Eisenman, a contemporary figurative expressionist painter is one of the MacArthur Genius Grant winners. Eisenman won the grant for “expanding the critical and expressive capacity of the Western figurative tradition through works that engage contemporary social issues and phenomena.” via The New York Times

 – Kara Walker’s latest exhibition in London focuses on Stone Mountain, the KKK’s “spiritual birthplace.” via The Guardian
–  Amnesty International has called for the Immediate Release of Political Prisoner, Artist El Sexto who has been detained for eight days since spray painting two pigs with “Fidel” and “Raúl” (the Castro brothers). via ArtSlant
– Dread Scott’s upcoming performance piece Slave Rebellion Reenactment takes us back to 1811 in New Orleans for the largest rebellion in the United States by Slaves against their oppressors. via artnet
– Affordable artist housing has become a reality for some artists in East Harlem’s El Barrio neighborhood. Over 50,000 people applied for 89 studio/loft apartments at Artspace PS 109, which is a former public school. Artspace PS 109 also has a non-profit gallery gallery space where Rifka Milder (daughter of Rhino Horn co-founder Jay Milder) and Arnold Brooks have an exhibition of paintings and prints. via NY1
– What is Art For? via The Art Newspaper

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