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Dox Thrash: Revealed

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has created an online version of their exhibition entitled Dox Thrash: An African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered. Dox Thrash (1893-1965), a notable artist who rose to national prominence during the late 1930s, is mostly known for his carborundum prints, a process of using gritty carborundum crystals on copper plates to carve etchings. Consisting of various...
Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art

Organized by the Museum for African Art, New York, and presented online by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Grass Roots is a history of 300 years of African basket making, brought by African people to the American South. The grasses that grow in the marshes along the Atlantic coast in the Southern United States, where African slaves were brought to work on rice plantations, were...