African American Performance Art Archive. The African American Performance Art Archive makes crucial documentation of historically significant performances by African American artists available online to artists, scholars, and students in the spirit of intellectual exchange.
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, "Contemporary Talks: Dr. Kellie Jones and Hettie Jones." Now Dig This! curator Dr. Kellie Jones in conversation with poet Hettie Jones at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, October 26, 2013.
Black Artists in Los Angeles. Illuminating the work and advancing the careers of Black visual artists in L.A.
Brooklyn Museum, "In Conversation: Acts of Resistance and Inclusion in African American Art." Prompted in part by the critical response to Now Dig This! at MoMA PS1, this roundtable examines the dialogue that surrounds the history of African American art, from the Black Arts Movement to the present day. This event took place at the Brooklyn Museum on February 21, 2013.
California African American Museum, Places of Validation, Art & Progression. This CAAM-curated exhibition utilizes a range of imagery to explore Los Angeles's parallel universe of places and people that served to validate and further the progression of African American art between 1940 and 1980. Features many Now Dig This! artists, including David Hammons, Suzanne Jackson, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, Betye Saar, and Charles White.
Kunsthalle Galapagos, "Critical Inversions." Panel discussion regarding Ken Johnson's recent reviews of Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles at MoMA PS1 and The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, recorded January 30, 2013. Moderated by Joan Waltemath, Jomar Statkun, and Christopher Stackhouse. Includes comments by Ken Johnson, Lisa Corinne Davis, Anoka Faruqee, and William Villalongo.
LAXART, "John Outterbridge and Kris Kuramitsu Artist-Curator Talk: The Rag Factory." Now Dig This! artist John Outterbridge and LAXART curator Kris Kuramitsu discuss The Rag Factory, a newly commissioned, site-specific installation. Primarily using found rags scavenged from the streets of L.A. and materials from a rag-processing factory downtown, Outterbridge offers an experiential meditation on the physical, economic, and social resonance of these remnants. Recorded September 10, 2011.
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California, 1970–1983. Los Angeles Goes Live is an exhibition and performance series that explores the histories and legacies of performance art in Southern California in the 1970s and early 1980s. Includes Ulysses Jenkins's performance of Black Gold/Fever on October 13, 2011.
Studio Museum in Harlem, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art is the first exhibition to survey over fifty years of performance art by visual artists of African descent from the United States and the Caribbean. Includes Now Dig This! artists David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Ulysses Jenkins, and Senga Nengudi.
UCLA Film & Television Archive, L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema. In the late 1960s, a group of African and African American students entered the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television as part of an Ethno-Communications initiative designed to be responsive to communities of color. UCLA Film & Television Archive's L.A. Rebellion initiative illuminates these mostly unheralded artists who represent the first sustained undertaking to forge an alternative Black Cinema practice in the United States.
Williams College Museum of Art, "Catching Up with Kellie Jones, Guest Curator of Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980." Williams College Museum of Art blog post documenting an interview between curator Dr. Kellie Jones and interviewer Jane R. Becker.
The Woman's Building. The Woman's Building in Los Angeles, cofounded by Now Dig This! artist Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, was one of the major centers of activity during the feminist art movement of the 1970s.