Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Where Asmaa Walton saw an opportunity to fill in a blindspot, she took it — by building a project that put Black visual artists and culture front-and-center.
That’s why she started the Black Art Library, which has jumped from an Instagram presence into the real world with a new exhibition of the same name at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). It opens on February 5 and will be on view through April 18.
The exhibit highlights the “rich legacy of Black art, aesthetics and history,” according to the MOCAD website, by arranging some 200 books and publications pulled from Black contemporary art — exhibition catalogs, children’s books, artist memories, art history texts and other art-related ephemera.
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