Former BAIA Represented Artist's Work to be Acquired by Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Former BAIA Represented Artist's Work to be Acquired by Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

 

"We'd like to take a moment to congratulate Khalif Thompson on the recent acquisition of one of his paintings by a major museum!

Last week it was announced that Thompson's painting Summertime (2022) was acquired by the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.

As we grow the BAIA Foundation's footprint and set our sights on more opportunities for artists to participate in residencies and professional development, we'd like to reflect on our time with Khalif at Black Art In America (BAIA).

While at BAIA Khalif Thompson participated in artist residencies, had work placed in museum and significant private collections, and was featured in Cerebral Women and Sugarcane Magazine. His works were also featured in art fairs like, Red Dot Art Fair during Art Basel, Miami. A long list of opportunities and exhibiting that are examples of the type of support artists need to thrive in the contemporary art market. All benchmarks we are using to model professional development for artists going forward.

Kudos to Khalif!"

-Faron Manuel, BAIA Foundation Director

 

To learn more about Khalif Thompson and his work, please see the links below:

Sugarcane Magazine - https://sugarcanemag.com/2020/04/artist-spotlight-khalif-tahir-thompson/

Cerebral Women - https://cerebralwomen.com/2021/11/17/episode-82-a-conversation-with-khalif-thompson/

Black Art In America - https://www.blackartinamerica.com/products/thompson-khalif-baldwin?_pos=1&_sid=815e05328&_ss=r


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