Event

Special Event

African American Artists Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Last occurred: Saturday, January 28
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Mequitta Ahuja, Tress IV, 2008, (detail) waxy chalk over graphite underdrawing Gift of funds from Sheila Morgan, 2010.17 ©2008 Mequitta Ahuja

Mequitta Ahuja, Tress IV, 2008, (detail) waxy chalk over graphite underdrawing Gift of funds from Sheila Morgan, 2010.17 ©2008 Mequitta Ahuja

Kick off African American History Month with a lively Wikipedia editing session driven to increase the visibility of African American visual artists. No experience necessary; training session at 12:30 PM for newcomers. Please bring your own laptop; a limited number of computers will also be available. Refreshments provided. For advance research assistance, call the Mia Library: 612.870.3117. Click to see the Wikipedia Meetup page.

Below is a list of articles that would benefit from edits, expansion, or new entries during the edit-a-thon, but you are welcome to work on anything you like. These names are drawn from African American artists represented in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Artist’s name Biographical information
Mequitta Ahuja born 1976
Benny Andrews 1930-2006
Henry Bannarn 1910-1965
Romare Bearden 1911-1988
Mary Lee Bendolph born 1935
John Biggers 1924-2001
Frank J. Brown 20th century
Elizabeth Catlett 1915-2012
Nick Cave   born 1959
Willie Cole born 1955
Frank E. Cummings III born 1938
Roy DeCarava 1919-2009
Beauford Delaney 1901-1991
John E. Dowell Jr. born 1941
William Edmondson 1874-1951
Charles Gaines born 1944
Sam Gilliam born 1933
William Howard c.1805-c.1870
Sedrick Huckaby born 1975
Richard Hunt born 1935
Clementine Hunter 1886/7-1988
Lois Mailou Jones 1905-1998
Gwendolyn Knight 1914-2005
Jacob Lawrence 1917-2000
Glenn Ligon born 1960
Kerry James Marshall  born 1955
Julie Mehretu born 1970
Clarence Morgan born 1960
Gordon Parks 1912-2006
Carl Robert Pope born 1961
Martin Puryear born 1941
Betye Saar born 1926
Reginald Sanders 1921-2001
Lorna Simpson born 1960
Vincent D. Smith 1929-2003
Mitchell Squire born 1958
Renee Stout born 1958
Bob Thompson 1937-1966
James VanDerZee 1886-1983
Kara Walker born 1969
Carrie Mae Weems born 1953
Charles W. White 1918-1979
Kehinde Wiley born 1977
Fred Wilson

 

born 1954
John Woodrow Wilson 1922 – 2015

Presented by the Library Affinity Group.

Free; tickets required. To register, call 612.870.6323 or reserve online.