Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/SAAM African American Artists Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
We will get together to improve content related to African American artists. Beginners are welcome! Wikipedia training will be provided. And follow our event on Twitter with the hashtag #AAArt and #GLAMwiki!
Which articles are you working on? Let us know on OUR ETHERPAD
- Sunday, February 17, 2019 at SAAM
- 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
NOTE: the museum does not open to the public until 11:30 a.m. Those wishing to gain access for the 10:30 a.m. behind-the-scenes tour MUST RSVP in advance, and arrive promptly at 10:00. If the tour has already departed, latecomers may have to wait until 11:30 a.m. to enter.
What to bring
- A laptop (tablets can work, but the editing experience is much easier with a keyboard)
- Any research resources you would like to refer to.
- You're welcome to bring your camera and take pictures!
|10:00 a.m.||Check-in at the 8th & G Streets NW entrance||Entrance, SAAM|
|10:30 - 11:00 a.m.||Exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour||3rd floor, SAAM|
|11:00 a.m.||Introduction to Editing Wikipedia||MacMillan Education Center, SAAM|
- MacMillan Education Center in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, located at 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC 20004 (the building that is shared with the National Portrait Gallery).
- WMATA Metrorail stops:
- Gallery Place/Chinatown (green/yellow/red lines): from the 9th & G entrance, the Museum is right outside
- Metro Center (red/orange/blue/silver lines): use 11th & G exit, walk two blocks east on G, and the Museum will be on your right.
- Bus: Take the DC Circulator or any of the following WMATA bus lines to the Museum: 42, 64, 70, 74, 80, D6, P6, S2, S4, X2
- See also: WMATA trip planner (mobile version)
- WMATA Metrorail stops:
- If arriving after the museum opens at 11:30 a.m., ask information desk or the security officers to direct you to the MacMillan Education Center. It is at the west end of the building, closer to the F Street entrance, near the hallway with the "Experience America" and Folk Art galleries.
This event is open to up to 45 in-person participants, and an unlimited number of remote participants, of all Wikipedia experience levels, from beginner to expert. Due to tour and room capacity, prior registration is required. To register, please write your username below, or send an email to linthicumr [at] si.edu.
I'll be there in person!
- LinthicumRyanR (talk)
- Gamaliel (talk) 17:30, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
- Sarasays (talk) 21:09, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
- Fuzheado | Talk 10:30, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
- Prose-proem (talk) 18:21, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
I'll be attending virtually!
(Add your name here.) If you can't make it in person or even remotely, you can still help by sharing the info with your friends and colleagues, and/or helping flesh out the To-do list!
- your name here
Feel free to add your own!
Harlem Renaissance artists
Below is a table of articles on Harlem Renaissance artists showing which articles need added or updated.
- There is a Wikidata item created just for this project, which is wikidata:Q61746628 - SAAM African American Artists. This can be used for any Wikidata item by setting property wikidata:P5088
- TABernacle is another way to edit the Wikidata entries. See this table to see how. 
- One idea is to build out the Wikidata connection graph for these artists, to see what connections they might have. This post by Martin Poulter, University of Oxford Wikimedian in residence, shows a cool way to use SPARQL to find connections. 
- Sample "connection" query 
UPDATE as of 2019 - This spreadsheet is a live look at the same content below. Anyone can edit in Google Spreadsheets 
Column 3 is the assessment showed by hand (talk page), and Column 4 is the output of the Rev score meta:Objective_Revision_Evaluation_Service. Using the sortable table below, attendees at the edit-a-thon can quickly identify missing articles, and find the lowest rated ones that need the most work.
Notable African American Artists
RED links have no entries! Links to reliable sources for citations have been provided, when possible.
- Nelson A. Primus
- Harvey Cropper
- Willie Cole
- Bill Hutson
- Clifford Jackson
- Sam Middleton
- Haywood Bill Rivers 
- Ricardo Francis 
- Katie S. Mallory
- Che Baraka
- M. Scott Johnson
- Joe Overstreet,
- Sam Middleton
- Stanley Whitney 
- Richard Wyatt, Jr.
- Richard Yarde
- Jeff Sonhouse 
- Emmett Wigglesworth
- Ellsworth Ausby
- Dindga McCannon
- Derrick Adams 
- Ulysses David
- Walter Ellison
- Trenton Doyle Hancock
- David Huffman(artist)
- Raymond Steth
- Gilda Snowden
- William Simpson
- Charles Sebree
- Charles Sallee
- Lezley Saar
- Sandra Rowe
- Rose Piper
- Herbert Singleton
- Jacob Getlar Smith
- C. W. F. Dare Company
- Scipio Moorhead
- Maudelle Bass Weston
- William Artis
- G. W. Hobbs
- Julien Hudson
- Smithsonian American Art Museum's Collections
- Checklist of artworks in the 2012 African American Artists exhibition - Do all of these artists have Wikipedia articles? How is their quality?
- Google Cultural Institute exhibition - click on each artwork's description for text from curator
- Smithsonian Wide Collections
- Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Wikipedia Black WikiHistory Month
- Recent presentation slides about Wikipedia
- General Wikipedia resources:
- Wikipedia:WikiProject African diaspora/Visual arts