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WHY BLACK ART IS HOT, NOW

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, Diasporal Rhythms presented a panel of stellar artists and a gallerist to explore the renaissance of interest in Black Art. After decades of indifference to tepid attention, a legitimate market of African American art is possible. For years, HBCUs and collectors of African American art have sustained the careers of Black artists and have served as historical collectors of artistic visual chronicles of the narrative of black people. As with our presenters, Diasporal Rhythm collectors have collected their art, or supported their endeavors, because they are exceptional artists. The mainstream art market of the 1990s allowed non-white artists into their instituti

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