Articles


  • Pen + Brush.

    Deborah Jack: 20 Years, a mid-career survey Pen + Brush NYC

    Over the decades, her works have collectively become part of the (de)colonial memory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In the Netherlands we know or hear little or nothing about St. Maarten unless a hurricane like Luis (1995), Ivan (2004) or Irma and Maria (2017) passes over the island and leaves it devastated.

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  • Lola Flash Enters the Collection of MoMA

    Pen + Brush is honored to announce the acquisition of works by Lola Flash into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, with support from the Geraldine Murphy Fund. Pen + Brush has proudly supported Flash’s career and we have worked to create exposure and greater recognition for the artist’s 30+ year body…

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  • Statement on anti-Asian and anti-black rhetoric

    We must not accept the anti-Asian and anti-black rhetoric and sentiments that we saw in 2021

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  • Pen + Brush.

    Welcome Dawn Delikat as the new Executive Director

    On behalf of the President of the Board of Directors of Pen and Brush, Nettie Thomas, and its members, I want to welcome Dawn Delikat as the new Executive Director of Pen and Brush.

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  • A Word From Our Board President

    Acknowledgement and Recognition of the Tenture an Retirement of Director, Janice Sands

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  • Honoring Cicely Tyson

    The Board of P+B acknowledges the passing of a Presence and Voice of the art of acting and being, Cicely Tyson. This powerful, diminutive woman, a child of immigrants from the Caribbean, enthralled kings, queens, heads of states and the wired if artists internationally with her disciplined, empathetic and sparkling interpretations on stage and screen.…

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  • Janice Sands.

    An Announcement From Janice Sands

    Dear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters,    As we make our adjustments to 2021, which so far has certainly had its challenges, it is also time for me to communicate news of a new era at Pen and Brush. Last year was nothing less than a struggle for life—Pen and Brush’s life and mine. In late…

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  • Dawn Delikat.

    A Message from Incoming Executive Director

    I am honored to take on the role of Executive Director for Pen + Brush and look forward to building on our successful strategies of mentoring artists and writers while giving them the sustained institutional support that allows them to test and expand their vision and sharpen their professional skills. As you may already know in…

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  • sloan leo on Community Design and “A Watermelon for Leo”

    Sloan Leo believes there is no design without community, and no purpose without justice. This fall, their “A Watermelon for Leo” is on view at Pen + Brush in New York.

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