Newsletter: Henry Burleigh and the Art of the Negro Spiritual. February 28, 2018

Burleigh Newsletter 180215   MAS Supports the PostClassical Ensemble’s  Deep River The Art of the SpiritualFeaturing Kevin Deas  New York’s Primo Bass-Baritone, who will sing Deep River and others in the genre tonight. ORDER TICKETS NOW   “The Henry Burleigh Story” at The National Cathedral February 28th at 7:30 PM (20% Discount with Code MASPCE) Featuring:  …

Brian Dailey’s “Words” at The Katzen

Brian Dailey’s multi-screen video installation WORDS is the artist’s investigation into the relationship between language, culture, and national identity and the challenges we face in our efforts to communicate key concepts across linguistic boundaries and national borders in the age of globalization. His virtual Tower of Babel is a contemporary turn on the Biblical story…

Hirshhorn Features Mark Bradford’s Cyclorama: Pickett’s Charge

#el-6175a23fc1a47163509919967399 .video-aspect-ratio { padding-bottom: 56.25% } Internationally renowned artist Mark Bradford (b. 1961) debuted one of his largest works to date with Pickett’s Charge, a monumental new commission that spans nearly 400 linear feet. Bradford drew inspiration for this new work from French artist Paul Philippoteaux’s nineteenth-century cyclorama, currently on view in Gettysburg National Military…

MAS Board Members Featured at State of the Art/DC

State of Art/DC: A conversation is a series of forums about the visual arts in the DC region. This new series, launched in 2015, aims to make new connections and generate new ideas among visual arts leaders, artists, administrators, and artreprenuers. Visit the State of Art website for tickets and more information.

Barbara Liotta at the Mexican Cultural Institute

The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to announce the opening of its next exhibit, A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall, (Una oscura y escandalosa caída de piedras), a collaborative installation by Perla Krauze and Barbara Liotta, artists from both sides of the Mexico-United States border. A site specific exhibit, A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall was organized…

City of Hope, Resurrection City, and The Poor People’s Campaign

“The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture commemorates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s final human rights crusade in a new exhibition on the Poor People’s Campaign, a multicultural coalition that began in 1968 to end poverty. The exhibition, City of Hope: Resurrection City & the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, features…

6 Artists on Black Identity

"Where am I in this story?" Watch artists such as Wangechi Mutu, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Chimamanda Adichie discuss how black people are (mis-)represented in today's society and culture. The following artists are featured: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Kerry James Marshall, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Sammy Baloji, Taiye Selasi, and Wangechi Mutu. #el-6175a23fd2966163509919979904 .video-aspect-ratio { padding-bottom: 56.25% }

MAS Members Benefits at Mosaic Theater

MAS honors our partnership relationship with Mosaic Theater and our MEMBERS get FREE tickets according to their membership levels.  Mosaic Theater delivers superiorly rich and thoughtful theater experiences that advances our contemporary understanding of the American and global narrative in the 21st century.  Why do we honor MOSAIC: their mission is independent, intercultural, entertaining, and…

Woolly Mammoth Theater presents “Nothing To Lose But Our Chains”

The one-and-only Felonious Munk returns to Woolly Mammoth to headline a new show from the creators of last year’s runaway hit, Black Side of the Moon… and this time, he’s put his own life story on the line! He’s a thought-provoking standup comic, a TV personality, and an all-around good father and man… but he used to be a…

“Wall of Unity” by Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter

Artist Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter announces her monumental commission entitled “Wall of Unity” located at the Ron Brown College Prep, 4800 Meade St. NE, Washington, DC.  Call the school at 202.729.4343 to arrange a time to see the work.  Great work, Aziza.

Board Member EJ Montgomery Exhibits in Philadelphia

 Board member and Artist E.J. Montgomery is a featured artist in the highly acclaimed exhibition “Gardens of the Mind:Echoes of the Feminine View” at the African American Art Museum in Philadelphia.  She sits on a panel discussion on the afternoon of November 18th and some of her adoring MAS fans will be in her audience. We…

Millennium Arts Salon’s Annual Members Christmas Party set for December 16th, 5 – 8 PM

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Duke Ellington School’s Museum Studies Department

Millennium Arts Salon is pleased to announce that selected students from the Duke Ellington School’s Museum Studies Department are invited to provide their reporting of the arts in our newsletter starting in the fall.  We are excited about this possibility for young people to be involved in our organization, and to provide opportunities for these…

Unveiling MAS Sponsored Mural with 4 Senegalese Artists

MAS Trip to Spain

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Visit to Richard Mayhew Studio

Juanita and Friends Play “Mas” at Trini Carnival

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Unveiling of “The Invisible Man” by Elizabeth Catlett

MAS Represented at Elizabeth Catlett Unveiling of "The Invisible Man" Sculpture in NYC
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