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News about African Art
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – When the International African American Museum opened to the public June 27 in South Carolina, it became a new site of homecoming and pilgrimage for descendants of enslaved Africans whose arrival in the Western Hemisphere began on the docks of the lowcountry coast.
WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) has acquired a wide-ranging collection of photographs that represent African Americans from the medium’s early years to the near present — roughly the 1840s to the 1970s — from Dr. Robert Drapkin. The collection includes 404 objects, including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes, as well as mixed paper prints. […]