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Confronting race, violence through art at Galerie Myrtis

Confronting race, violence through art at Galerie Myrtis

That post-racial society we were all supposed to be enjoying by now remains elusive, which makes “To Be Black in White America,” opening Saturday at Galerie Myrtis, all the more powerful.

The show, part of the Artscape Gallery Network, offers a timely commentary as much on old days as the here and now, and it does so in ways subtle and confrontational, poetic and emotional.

"We wanted to do an exhibit about race, politics and history," says Aden Weisel, director of Galerie Myrtis. "We have included works by a lot of artists we represent, and placed them with works by other great, insightful artists."

There's something provocative and...

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