Colored Criticism launches as a home for people of color to be seen and heard in the arts.
[Video] Release of Digital Natives, the first episode in our signature series on YouTube. Our coverage of Indigenous art is filmed on location at Metropolitan Museum of Art.
[Event] Release of Free Blacks, the next episode of our signature series, with a conversation around African diasporic dance at Brooklyn Community Foundation.
[Video] Release of Museum of Impact episode, first media partnership.
Colored Criticism becomes a fiscally sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA.)
[Video] Release of Colored Criticism trailer to celebrate the first season of our signature series.
[Media] Principal photography begins on Carnival Queens, our first documentary. The long-form project explores Caribbean cultural heritage and art through the West Indian Day Parade.
Event] First Work-in-Progress screening of Carnival Queens at Guild Hall, along with panel discussion on Caribbean history.
[Video] Whitney Biennial episode launches on YouTube, the last production before the pandemic.
[Event] First events held for college students at Multicultural Resource Center and Mead Art Museum, Amherst.
[Event] Black History Month program at Grace Church White Plains is our first faith-based partnership, and last event before “NY State on Pause” closes non-essential businesses.
5 year birthday of Colored Criticism. No celebration.
[Media] Launch of Art Off Pause, our livestream conversation series in response to the disruption of the pandemic.
5+1 Birthday! Celebrating five years of Colored Criticism plus pandemic!
Colored Criticism welcomes new Board members.
[Event] Discussion with Middle East Librarians Association program links academics on multiple continents.
[Media] Launch of new Colored Criticism website!
We’ve got big dreams for our future.
This year, Colored Criticism is celebrating our 5+1 Birthday! That means that we’ve worked through five years and one pandemic to center people of color in the arts.
Last year was not celebratory for obvious reasons (COVID-19, we’re looking at you!) So this year, we’re looking back and dreaming forward.
From now until Thanksgiving, we’ll be revisiting and sharing some of our favorite highlights of the past 5+1 years, and asking for your support as we grow!
To kick off our celebration, here’s a timeline of our progression over our first six years.
Yours in 5+1 birthday fun,