Whose Nation? The Art of Black Power

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power is rigorous and encyclopedic. As a catalogue, it is certainly lavish, and while it spends time on individual artists, its strength lies in its acknowledgment of the important part institutions play in art’s creation and reception. Within the racist and sexist history of the American art world, black curators, collectors, and galleries have exerted a crucial countervailing influence.

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