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September 24, 2018

Lonnie Holley is an artist and musician who was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1950. His work as a visual artist found support from the Atlanta-based Souls Grown Deep Foundation and appeared in the recent exhibition “History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Musically, Holley garnered praise for a 2013 album, Keeping a Record of It, issued by the label Dust-to-Digital and subsequent releases—including MITH, a moving new album with Holley playing keyboard and singing spiritually searching songs—on Jajaguwar. For the latest “Muses,” Holley wrote to ARTnews with artists who mean a lot to him. Read more . . .

September 18, 2018

Lonnie Holley, who was stolen from his mother and beaten in an Alabama work camp by the time he was 11 years old, found salvation in things the rest of us throw away. Today, “Queen Sugar” author Natalie Baszile reckons with the otherworldly creations and music of one of the South’s most distinctive artists. Read more . . .

September 12, 2018

The Souls Grown Deep Foundation (SGDF) is pleased to announce a new grant program providing undergraduate students of color paid internships, allowing for the opportunity to develop professional experience in art museums while being financially supported. The program will launch in the spring 2019 semester, providing $5,000 per intern, leading to full academic-year placements beginning in 2020 offering $10,000 per student. Students will apply for internships in relevant curatorial, registrarial, conservation, education, and/or administrative positions at art museums that have acquired art from the Foundation. The first museums to participate in the program will be the New Orleans Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which are all working towards presentations of their respective Souls Grown Deep Foundation acquisitions.