Martha Henry Fine Art

Martha Henry Fine Art Martha Henry Fine Art is a professional arts and education company providing sales, consultations, collection and exhibition management, and appraisals.
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She is committed to nurturing American visual arts through advising and developing institutional and private collections, as well as educating the public through curated exhibitions in galleries, universities, museums, corporations and public parks nationwide. She serves on state and local art panels and juries and has been a guest lecturer at art fairs, universities and museums. These activities

She is committed to nurturing American visual arts through advising and developing institutional and private collections, as well as educating the public through curated exhibitions in galleries, universities, museums, corporations and public parks nationwide. She serves on state and local art panels and juries and has been a guest lecturer at art fairs, universities and museums. These activities

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I was familiar with the sculpture by Barthe but not his model.  He was the counterpoint to Josephine Baker.
08/11/2021
Féral Benga, the Cabaret Dancer Who Redefined Black Masculinity

I was familiar with the sculpture by Barthe but not his model. He was the counterpoint to Josephine Baker.

A double portrait of the dancer and Harlem Renaissance icon at Swann Galleries evokes his allure as an artist's model and his indelible imprint on modernism.

Kudos to Ruth Hardinger for her retrospective at Mana Contemporary.
08/05/2021
Material Histories: Ruth Hardinger at Mana Contemporary

Kudos to Ruth Hardinger for her retrospective at Mana Contemporary.

Throughout her fifty-year practice, Ruth Hardinger has infused Conceptual and Post-Minimal aesthetics with a greater concern for the relationships between land and materials.

In Henry Taylor’s Paintings, the Past Bleeds Into the Present
07/31/2021
In Henry Taylor’s Paintings, the Past Bleeds Into the Present

In Henry Taylor’s Paintings, the Past Bleeds Into the Present

Taylor’s paintings emphasize that golf and horse racing, though once exclusively activities for privileged white men, depended on the support of men who were almost invariably Black.

Looking forward to this film.
07/02/2021
The Forgotten “Black Woodstock” of 1969

Looking forward to this film.

"Summer of Soul," Questlove’s directorial debut, seeks to resurrect the memory of the Harlem Cultural Festival, a vital touchstone of Black music.

The Forgotten “Black Woodstock” of 1969
07/02/2021
The Forgotten “Black Woodstock” of 1969

The Forgotten “Black Woodstock” of 1969

"Summer of Soul," Questlove’s directorial debut, seeks to resurrect the memory of the Harlem Cultural Festival, a vital touchstone of Black music.

Electric Images: Ming Smith’s Transcendent Photography
06/23/2021
Electric Images: Ming Smith’s Transcendent Photography

Electric Images: Ming Smith’s Transcendent Photography

"Evidence," the inaugural show at Nicola Vassell Gallery, emphasizes Smith’s track record as a photographer who both loves and riffs on the language of her medium.

The Darker Side of Keith Haring
05/15/2021
The Darker Side of Keith Haring

The Darker Side of Keith Haring

The exhibition “Keith Haring: Radiant Gambit” presents a more complicated — and certainly more interesting — take on an artist best known for his zippy visuals.

Takashi Murakami Guest Curates 'Super-Rough' With Outsider Art Fair Dealers in New York
05/13/2021
Takashi Murakami Guest Curates 'Super-Rough' With Outsider Art Fair Dealers in New York

Takashi Murakami Guest Curates 'Super-Rough' With Outsider Art Fair Dealers in New York

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami will guest curate Super-Rough, a large-scale group exhibition of close to two hundred sculptural works by approximately 50-60 self-taught, visionary and vernacular folk artists from around the world. Overseen by Murakami, in collaboration with several dozen Outsi...

If you are in NYC, today is Film Forum's last performance (3 pm) of Jeffrey Wolf's excellent documentary on Traylor's li...
05/06/2021
9 Works by Celebrated African American Artist Bill Traylor Donated to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

If you are in NYC, today is Film Forum's last performance (3 pm) of Jeffrey Wolf's excellent documentary on Traylor's life, Chasing Ghosts.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) has announced the gift of nine captivating works on paper created with paint, graphite and colored pencils by the iconic African American artist Bill Traylor. This generous donation is from the collection of B.K. Fulton and Jackie Stone. “These two group...

State of the Union: Faith Ringgold at Glenstone
05/04/2021
State of the Union: Faith Ringgold at Glenstone

State of the Union: Faith Ringgold at Glenstone

For decades, Faith Ringgold has invited the dark shadows of American life onto the nation’s bright face, chronicling its grim histories, untold betrayals, and unsung heroes. The sound-bite descript…

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