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Swizz Beats embraces collecting the "Black Renaissance," Artist and Contemporary African Art Curator Bisi Silva leaves a legacy: BAIA Newsletter 02/14/2019 February 18 2019

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Though he [Swizz Beats] can be overwhelmingly humble, when I asked him how he thinks the hip-hop community became so interested in art, he responds, evenly and deliberately — just stating the facts — “I don’t take credit for a lot of things, but I will take credit for that.”

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Painter, author, art collector, and arts entrepreneur Danny Simmons has joined the African American Collections Committee at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Simmons, 65, is the brother of Russell Simmons, with whom he co-founded and co-produced the influential HBO series Def Poetry Jam; and Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons of hip-hop pioneers Run-DMC. After many years based in Brooklyn, Simmons now lives in and operates all his philanthropic efforts out of Philadelphia.

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"Peaches and Cream" by Najee Dorsey
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"Date Night"   by Evita Tezeno                                       "Lovers" by Ann Tanksley 
 
"Dreaming" by Isolina Cimonta                                  "Jivin Scribe" by Claude Clark
 
"When the city decided to demolish an abandoned building not far from the stadium where Fabian Williams had painted a mural of Colin Kaepernick in 2017, he and his fellow street artists and muralists decided “game on.”

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SUZY SCHULTZ FOR WINNING
THE MARGARET MARTIN MEMORIAL AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY'S 152ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBTION
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Najee and Seteria Dorsey will celebrate 25 years of marriage August 4th, 2019 and over that time they have cultivated a passion for collecting art and objects of cultural and aesthetic value which has resulted in the international brand of Black Art In America.

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