Carla Blank's Writings
San Francisco Chronicle
A New New Deal for the Arts By Carla Blank In response to President Obama’s call for all Americans to contribute to our nation’s future, many suggestions gain inspiration from New Deal programs instituted by President Franklin Roosevelt to revive the nation from the financial devastation caused by the Great Depression of the 1930s. As an artist, I suggest...
Whose Abstract Art? by Carla Blank In The New York Times (April 7, 2006) art critic Holland Cotter began a Weekend Arts review of “Energy/Experimentation: Black Artists and Abstraction 1964-1980” at the Studio Museum in Harlem stating, “Histories get lost. That’s how life is. Then, when the time is right, they get found.” He then calls abstraction “one of the...
I'm going to be talking about "Rediscovering America" wherever I get an opportunity. We, the writers and the public, can't thank you enough. It was a tremendous effort--the book shows the time, energy, commitment and love you put into it. Now here it is. The opportunity to teach our true history with your book is in our hands. Let's get it into the schools!”
—Rudolfo Anaya, in a letter to Carla Blank, 01/18/2004
Carla Blank is a writer, editor, and director whose cross disciplinary historical reference, Rediscovering America: The Making of Multicultural America 1900-2000 (Three Rivers Press, 2003), highlights and reintegrates the complex contributions of women,...