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How the art of black power shook off the white gaze

Soul of a Nation, at San Francisco’s De Young Museum, celebrates artists and activists in the home of the Black PanthersLong before the rise of tech corporations, high rents, and Lime scooters, the Bay Area was a breeding ground for for black artists and activists. Artists such as Emory Douglas created Soviet-influenced protest art for the Black Panther new Raymond Saunders strived to highlight the beauty of blackness with his coal-dark backdrops and f Cleveland Bellow brought art into the streets with his public murals and billboards.During this period, black art became louder, prouder, and unconcerned with the white gaze. Continue reading...

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