PRINT April 1973

Black Americans in the Visual Arts: A Survey of Bibliographic Materials and Research Resources

Lowery S. Sims

This week, editor in chief David Velasco celebrates “Black Americans in the Visual Arts: A Survey of Bibliographic Materials and Research Resources” by scholar and curator Lowery Stokes Sims, which was published in Artforum in April 1973. The magazine’s current issue presents a profound and moving conversation about the Studio Museum in Harlem featuring four of the greatest minds working in art today: Naomi Beckwith, Thelma Golden, Thomas (T.) Jean Lax, and Sims.

It’s hard to believe that Lowery Stokes Sims’s first contribution to the magazine appeared nearly fifty years ago, in April 1973, when