October 10, 1935~ Porgy and Bess opens at the Alvin Theatre in NYC

Porgy and Bess, Embracing (detail)  by Kara Walker

2013 / Lithograph on Somerset paper / 15”x18” / Various, incl. Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC / Published by The Arion Press, San Francisco, as part of an additional suite of 4 lithographs to accompany the book “Porgy & Bess, The Libretto” by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin with 16 lithographs by Kara Walker

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Previous October 10 posts:

Autumn~ October 10

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/10~

September 15, 1963~ Church bombing kills 4 young girls in Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham Totem by Charles W. White

1964 / Ink and charcoal on paper / 71 7/16”x40 1/16” / High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

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16th Street Baptist Church Bombing~ https://www.nps.gov/articles/16thstreetbaptist.htm

Previous September 15 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/15~

August 13, 1892~ Baltimore Afro-American newspaper founded

The Watch Dog by Romare Bearden

Cartoon published in the Baltimore Afro-American, June 20, 1936
Afro-American Newspapers Archives and Research Center, Baltimore

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Previous August 13 posts:

Self Portraits~August 13

George Luks: Born August 13, 1867

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/13~

August 6, 2012~ NASA’s rover Curiosity successfully lands on Mars

Mars Dust by Alma Thomas

1972 / Acrylic on canvas / 69 1/4”x57 1/8” / Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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Link: 50 Years Ago, Alma Thomas Made ‘Space’ Paintings that Imagined the Moon and Mars

Previous August 6 posts:

Self Portraits~August 6

August 6, 1945: Enola Gay drops 5-ton bomb over Hiroshima

Andy Warhol: Born August 6, 1928

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/6~

June 19, 1866~ First documented celebration of Juneteenth

Aspiration by Aaron Douglas

Commissioned for the Texas Centennial Exposition’s Hall of Negro Life,
which was officially dedicated on June 19, 1936, in honor of Juneteenth

1936 / Oil On Canvas / 60”x60” / de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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Previous June 19 posts:

Pride Month~ June 19

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/19~

June 5, 1968~ Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

Souvenir II by Kerry James Marshall

1997 / Acrylic, collage and glitter on unstretched canvas banner / 108”x156”
Addison Gallery of American Art, Boston;
on loan to Detroit Institute of Arts until August 2019

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Previous June 5 posts:

Pride Month~ June 5

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/5~

 

May 30, 1498~ Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America

Columbus Day Painting by Titus Kaphar

2014 / Oil and mixed media on canvas / 67 3/4”x90 3/4”x4”
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL, long-term loan from Dr. Robert B. Feldman

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Previous May 30 posts:

Love & War~ May 30

Benny Goodman: Born May 30, 1909

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/30~