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Geneva Anderson, “Meet Richard Mayhew—Master of Electric, Eclectic, Majestic Abstraction at MoAD,” Art Hound, March 1, 2010.
Christopher Knight, “Grafton Tyler Brown’s California Scenes at Pasadena Museum’s Final Show,” Los Angeles Times (Online), June 30, 2018.
Sentinel News Service, “The California African American Museum Presents Exhibition on the Life and Art of Ernie Barnes,” Los Angeles Sentinel, March 14, 2019.
Katherine Keener, “Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective Opens Today at the California African American Museum,” Art Critique, May 8, 2019.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How Athlete-Artist Ernie Barnes Captured Black Culture’s ‘Joy and Communal Dignity,” The Hollywood Reporter. May 10, 2019.
Chandra Noyes, “The Lineman with a Paintbrush: Ernie Barnes Paints America,” Art and Object. May 23, 2019.
Nadja Sayej. (June 27, 2019 Thursday). “Ernie Barnes: the overlooked legacy of the athlete turned celebrity artist; The work of the football player who became a painter is finally being celebrated, from his Olympics artwork to his Marvin Gaye album cover.” The Guardian, London).
Colony Little, “Ernie Barnes’s Iconic Chronicle of His Southern Roots and Sports,” Hyperallergic. July 4, 2019.
Makeda Easter, “Ernie Barnes’ Sugar Shack: Why Museum-goers Line Up to See Ex-NFL Player’s Painting,” Los Angeles Times (Online), August 28, 2019.
Makeda Easter, “Sweetest Spot in Town: Ernie Barnes’ The Sugar Shack Has Had a Remarkable Journey to Selfie Glory,” Los Angeles Times, August 28, 2019: E3.
Victoria L. Valentine, “Curator Bridget R. Cooks Explains How the Ernie Barnes Retrospective Landed at the California African American Museum,” Culture Type, September 1, 2019.
Victoria L. Valentine, “Ernie Barnes Retrospective Brings Renewed Attention to African American Artist Who Found Fame After Playing Pro Football,” Culture Type, September 6, 2019.
Shana Nys Dambrot, “The Black Index and the Agency of Representation” L.A. Weekly. February 11, 2021.
Lilly Nguyen, “’We exist in other ways…to see us, to find us’—UC Irvine debuts ‘The Black Index’ Exhibition” Daily Pilot. January 16, 2021
Sheryl Nonnenberg, “With ‘The Black Index,’ Palo Alto Art Center Explores Representation.” Palo Alto Online, July 6, 2021.
Folasade Ologundudu, “‘Approach Every Black Artist as a World-Maker’: Art Historian Bridget R. Cooks on the Need for an Expansive Definition of Blackness,” Artnet News, February 24, 2021.
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