Latest News in African American Art: Ntozake Shange Has Died, Torkwase Dyson at Colby College, Dutch Pavilion at 20…

Artist Torkwase Dyson. | Photo by Gabe Souza


The following review of the past week or so presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related culture:



Nigeria is planning a new Benin Royal Museum to display historic bronze sculptures looted from Benin by British troops in 1897 and now in European public collections. According to The Art Newspaper, “The Benin Dialogue Group, bringing Nigerian representatives together with museum officials from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK, said they agreed on a three-year time-frame for a permanent display in a new museum at a meeting in the Dutch city of Leiden on Oct. 19.”

Two black artists have been selected for a joint presentation in the Dutch Pavilion at the 58th edition of the…

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