Detroit, MI, USA
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Created in February 2020 by independent curator Asmaa Walton, the Black Art Library was born from Walton’s desire to create a tactile means for communities to engage with Black artists and Black art history. A living archive of global Black creativity, the collection includes artist monographs, exhibition catalogs, children’s books, artist memoirs, artist biographies, art history texts, and other art related ephemera. As a mobile collection and interactive installation, Black Art Library provides a platform for community accessibility and engagement with the rich legacy of Black art, aesthetics, and history.
The presentation of the library will coincide with public programs that encourage us to position Black art as accessible, real, and necessary.