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Contemporary African art exhibit at the BMA looks at race, privilege and protest

Contemporary African art exhibit at the BMA looks at race, privilege and protest

An intimate, politically charged exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art addresses issues of race, privilege and protest from a perspective that has much to reveal about a distant world and our own.

The prints, drawings and photographs here are by contemporary African-born (or –based) artists, the first such exhibit assembled from the BMA's collection.

With the help of Kevin Tervala, a former curatorial fellow at the museum, BMA associate curator for African arts Shannen Hill selected more than two dozen pieces that provide a multiracial sampling of living artists. The overall shade of the...

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