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Portraying the Black American Experience

by Art21

February 14, 2018

1:49:28 total runtime

An artist’s identity and experiences implicitly inform, and in some cases even drive, the work they create. By transforming the contemporary Black experience into powerful works of art, African American artists have created some of the most compelling, significant artworks of our lifetime.

Whether they’re bringing attention to important issues that news headlines omit, or celebrating the history and heroes that brought us to our present moment, the artists in this playlist are celebrated in their own right for expanding and illuminating the conversations we have around bias, race, and representation.