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Black Arts movement -- Los Angeles (Calif.)


Now Dig This!: Art and Black Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum

Between 1960 and 1980, black artists and curators created a rich artistic community in Los Angeles. Artists involved in this community include Betye Saar, Melvin Edwards, Fred Eversley, Alonzo Davis, and Samella Lewis, to name just a few. These artists were inspired by the political and cultural changes in Los Angeles and by civil rights activism during this era. In 2011, Columbia University art...