Category Archives: Race and Ethnicity

Critic’s Notebook: Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction

This Barack Obama Is No Mr. Nice Guy. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of the former president contradicts the impression he often made in office of being detached.

‘Porgy and Bess’ With a White Cast Stirs Controversy

A Hungarian State Opera production uses predominantly white performers, despite the creators’ wishes for it only to be performed by black singers.

How an Artist Learned About Freedom From ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’

For 30 years, black travelers navigating the swamp of Jim Crow laws relied on guides to find safe places. Derrick Adams conjures their experiences in art.