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Witness the enduring mark Black artists have made on American art through more than two centuries of Black art in our collection — from 19th century painters Joshua Johnson and Robert Seldon Duncanson to modern and contemporary artists Faith RinggoldAlma ThomasRomare BeardenKara Walker, and more.

On this page: Selected Works, Featured Stories, Artist SpotlightsArtle, and Exhibitions.

Selected Works

Artist Spotlights

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Top image: Jacob Lawrence, Street to Mbari, 1964, tempera over graphite on wove paper, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Dyke, 1993.18.1