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What Black Is This?

An artist’s series asks us to consider the color and the culture

Photos courtesy of courtesy of Rhona Hoffman Gallery and Amanda Williams

The Instagram post started with a question.

“What black is this you say?”

“‘Apparently even Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s Lives Matter now’–black’”

The inquiry, and the answers, became part of an art installation that celebrates Black culture and…




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