I Am ... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa

  • through July 5, 2020
  • National Museum of African Art, Washington, D. C.
Taking its name from a 1970s feminist anthem, this exhibition draws upon a selection of artworks by women artists from the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art's permanent collection to reveal a more contemporary feminism that recognizes the contributions of women to the most pressing issues of their times. With experimental and sophisticated use of diverse media, the 28 featured artists offer insightful and visually stunning approaches to matters of community, faith, the environment, politics, colonial encounters, racism, identity and more.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
"Wedding Souvenirs," 2016 by Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

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