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Black Jewish Coalition initiates dialogue 

In light of recent events the Black-Jewish Coalition is inviting the Atlanta community for a conversation about Black Lives Matter, Anti-Semitism, and Israel. A long overdue conversation for the BJC- the group’s mission is to increase understanding between the Black  and Jewish communities. Recently, the Black Jewish Coalition officially stated they are distancing themselves from the Black Lives Matter Movement due to it’s denouncing Israel. Read More




arthighlightHigh Museum of Art | Art Highlight of the month 

Imagine this intricate elephant mask in motion, worn by a wealthy titled man as part of an elite masquerade. Picture a lively ceremony in Central Africa engaging all of the senses with music and dance. During the 1800s in the Bamileke kingdoms of Cameroon, the elephant functioned as a symbol of royalty. The materials used only add to the mask’s prestige, with valuable glass beads imported from Venice or Czechoslovakia covering its surface in vibrant geometric patterns.

Stop by the lower level of the Wieland Pavilion to see Elephant Headdress on view in our African Art galleries.




youngthug2Young Thug celebrates more than a birthday in Atlanta

Recently, Young Thug  celebrated his birthday at Gallery 874 in Atlanta. The super private party (only 25 people received an invitation and no guests were permitted after midnight) included a tower of cupcakes, food, a graffiti car, girls on swings and unlimited amounts of Martell Cognac and Seagram’s Gin. Celebrity guests  included T.I. and Tiny, Future, Quavo of Migos and of course the man of honor Young Thug. The party was more than just a celebration of growing another year old, Young Thug who donned a lace button up shirt, jeans and multiple diamond chains has been making serious noise in the fashion industry. The rapper is the new face is Puma’s latest campaign for the new line of track suits that also includes  Read more ….








Carrington, 16 and Taylor, 17 were out at Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream And Desserts in East Atlanta with their father Frederick. These two aspiring gospels singers have a fresh style of their own including all the sweetness of adolescence. It was Carrington’s soft pink tutu with gold speckles paired with gold Vlado sneakers that caught my eye. Taylor’s braids, printed leggings and teal toenail polish couldn’t be more of a perfect #Atlanta look.  #theshoestho #Atlantastreetstyle #Goldisthenewgold #whengirlsdressthemselves








thronton dialSeptember Gray, owner of Septmber Gray Gallery,  gives her thoughts on the passing of Thornton Dial

The art world lost a national treasure and all those that knew him or of his work will truly miss this artist.

A self-taught abstract expressionist from Bessemer, AL

Dial’s work was collected by major museums with the High Museum being the first to collect Dial’s work.

One of the last shows I saw called “ Hard Truths” was a great retrospective shown in Atlanta GA, that traveled to New Orleans and Charlotte, NC.   When I think of Thornton Dial, he is a “hard truth”.  He was a hard working black man in America that was living up to his God given potential. Thornton Dial never completed a formal academic education, he gave us all the hard truths in America through his art.  Thornton’s use of humble materials (wood scraps, old cloth, cardboard, linen, lace, anything he came across) was his easel and the life of being in America was his landscape and subject matter.  To take nothing and make something is a gift he inherited by being black in America Read More