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African Heroes: How Art Teaches Us About Their Struggles

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Africa is home to some of the world’s first discoveries of art created by ancient civilisations who first expressed their cultural characteristics with cave paintings. From then until now African artists have given us an insight into the history of this vast continent.
Fringe by Rebecca Belmore (Anishinaabe), 2007 (Minneapolis Institute of Art © Rebecca Belmore)

The Hearts of Our People: Female Native American Artists Celebrating their Unique Heritage

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‘Women in contemporary art’, is featured in this online experience through the photography of Native photojournalist Tailyr Irvine, featured at the National Museum of the American History with an installation with Russel Albert called ‘Developing Stories’. Tailyr succeeds in breaking down stereotypes of Native peoples, to portray stories that show the complex diversity of their contemporary lives.
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Black is Back in Britain – But Then, has it Ever Really Gone Away?

Last summer Tate Britain celebrated 50 years of Black Art. The walls in the rooms at Somerset House, where the Get Up Stand Up Nowexhibition took place, featured photos from the likes of Armet Francis and Vanley Burke, canvases from contemporary painter Grace Wales Bonner and film clips directed by Jenn Nkiru.