Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art

The Adoration of the Magi (detail), Simon Bening, about 1525–30. Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment, 6 5/8 × 4 1/2 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig IX 19, fol. 36v

An important exhibition at the Getty analyzes representations of Blacks in scenes of the Adoration of the Magi. Read about the exhibition here: Race and Representation in the Nativity Scene

The Cuban Matrix

Torrance Art Museum just released their catalog in PDF for the Pacific Standard Time LA/LA exhibition (2017-2018): The Cuban Matrix. This exhibition focused around digital media exchange: new media, user interface, archiving, immigration, global exchange, works in/on paper, video, installation, etc. And, learn about El Paquete Semanal— USB-archive-exchange, an “offline digital marketplace” in a weekly terabyte paquet.

Here’s the PDF of the catalog: The Cuban Matrix catalog. Torrance_Art_Museum

Art and Migration: US/Mexico Border

Consider the migrant experience – the human experience – in the US/Mexico border region expressed in small- and large-scale visual images.

Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States at the Princeton Art Museum. Retablos, also known as ex-votos are small (typically) tin paintings depicting miraculous interventions into personal tragedies and misfortune.

Karlito Miller Espinosa, an internationally renowned conceptual artist and 2019 graduate of the MFA program at the University of Arizona, has focused on border issues in a number of large-scale installations. Have a look here.