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The Importance of African American Art in the United States

Confrontations with art museums by African-Americans stopped almost ten years ago. Some of them have recognized a good artistic reputation to join organizations or museums that had been accepted before. Some of them have come to teach in university and school art departments around. But even most of them who are in excellent positions agree with Black artists that it is tough to gain acceptance in their work today.

Ironically, a lot of African-American artists seem to believe that their skin color is the main reason relevant to people in the art world ignore them. Most designers have no further interest in what they deem to be a white-dominated industry. But most of them contend that what infuriates them is the self-absorbed view of the art world, a view that prevents the acknowledgment of Afro-American or African qualities in their pieces.

Check out this site for more information about the history of African-American art.

They acknowledge the importance of standard quality, but Black professionals claim that if an artist is good and wants to make it to the top, they need to play the game and act like their cultural values are not connected with their artwork. Even artists who …

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Author | cacha Comments | Comments Off Date | October 13, 2020