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Lorraine O’Grady — challenging the either/or in ‘Both/And’ exhibit
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Lorraine O’Grady — challenging the either/or in ‘Both/And’ exhibit
Renowned conceptual artist Lorraine O’Grady, 89, a Roxbury native whose West Indian parents emigrated from Jamaica, has made her mixed-race heritage a springboard of her art.
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Serene landscape belies a dark history
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Serene landscape belies a dark history
Steve McQueen’s powerful ‘Lynching Tree’ on view at Gardner Museum for just two weeks.
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A focus on the women of the Black Panther Party at MFA
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A focus on the women of the Black Panther Party at MFA
For nearly a decade in the 1960s and ’70s, photographer Stephen Shames captured the Black Panther Party, recording the critical community work and activism of the group. In “Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party,” at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston through June 24, these photographs highlight the female contingent of the party, which made up more than 65% of its members.
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‘Dialogues, Diasporas, and Detours Through Africa’ at the Fitchburg Art Museum
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‘Dialogues, Diasporas, and Detours Through Africa’ at the Fitchburg Art Museum
The Fitchburg Art Museum has a collection of over 1,200 pieces of African art, according to Lauren Szumita, a former curator at the museum. Seven Black artists recently had unlimited access to the collection, thanks to an inaugural year-long residency, and they created work both inspired by and reacting to these items. 
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Banner [Virtual] Art Gallery
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Banner [Virtual] Art Gallery
This is the first in a weekly series presenting highlights of conversations between the Boston artist Paul Goodnight and some of New England’s leading Black visual artists.
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‘As We Rise’ photo exhibit celebrates Black love and life
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‘As We Rise’ photo exhibit celebrates Black love and life
The walls of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, are filled with images of Black life. In “As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic,” moments of everyday life are exalted, illustrating both the aesthetic beauty and political power of uninterrupted Black existence.
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Documenting Dorchester: Local photographer Jaypix spearheads preservation effort
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Documenting Dorchester: Local photographer Jaypix spearheads preservation effort
For Dorchester native Jaypix Belmer, the streets of Uphams Corner have always been home. Connecting with neighbors and observing the historic streets of the area were a natural part of life for Belmer — but in the last decade, those actions have become an urgent effort towards preserving Dorchester’s history and character.
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Grove Hall bus shelters display work of local photographers
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Grove Hall bus shelters display work of local photographers
Bus shelters around Grove Hall have been transformed into bold and accessible art installations as part of an exhibition of work by nine local photographers.
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'Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance'
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'Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance'
Every turn at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers a new view of “Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance,” a groundbreaking exhibition of the South African visual activist’s work on view through May 8.
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From camera to canvas
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From camera to canvas
From Feb. 10 through July 24, The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University presents “‘My Mechanical Sketchbook’ — Barkley L. Hendricks & Photography,” an exhibition exploring the photographic work of famed painter Barkley L. Hendricks.
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The Black family album
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The Black family album
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) debuted the first museum survey of photographer Deana Lawson last week. Organized with MoMA PS1 and running at the ICA through Feb. 27, the exhibition showcases Lawson’s striking representations of Black life. The carefully orchestrated images draw on a history of photographic traditions to challenge racial stereotypes.
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Rose Art Museum exhibit explores photographs of, not by, Frida Kahlo
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Rose Art Museum exhibit explores photographs of, not by, Frida Kahlo
Art lovers are used to seeing Frida Kahlo depict herself in her deeply intimate self-portraits. In “Frida Kahlo: POSE” at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Kahlo is depicted through the lens of other artists, photographers who flocked to her striking image and natural manner in front of the camera.
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