African American history

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Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Los Angeles’s Lucas Museum acquires major archive of African American cinema

Although its building is still under construction, the institution is partnering with Lacma on a one-day film programme in South Los Angeles next month

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Columbia University exhibition retells the story of America by foregrounding 'black genius'

Featuring archival documents, vintage images and contemporary art, 20 and Odd aims to correct a narrative about a nation's power and identity

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Exhibitions

From lantern slides to racist caricatures, the Walker showcases Theaster Gates the collector

Chicago artist strives for a poetic “resurrection” of African American stories in a solo show in Minneapolis

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In the rescued Johnson archive, poignant images from black American history

How four institutions swooped in to acquire four million images