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"Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes," 1523-1525, Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800 

By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800 explores the untold role of women artists. In a male-dominated Italian art world, these 17 women navigated many obstacles to succeed. Confident self-portraits, realistic still lifes, scenes of women's bravery, and meditative religious scenes reveal their technical skill and ingenuity. Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–c. 1656), arguably one of most famous 17th-century Italian painters today, will take center stage.
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Tyler Mitchell, Untitled (Hijab Couture), New York, 2019

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

The 15 young, international, and emerging Black photographers in this exhibition blur traditional lines between art and fashion and where each is displayed. See over 100 vibrant portraits, conceptual images and gorgeous fashion editorial photographs curated from traditional lifestyle magazines, ad campaigns, museums, and individual social media channels.
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"Flight with Mirror," 2014, Shirley Woodson, American; acrylic on canvas.

Shirley Woodson: Shield of the Nile Reflections

Artist, educator, collector, and advocate Shirley Woodson’s solo exhibition Shield of the Nile at the Detroit Institute of Arts presents her vibrant, dream-like paintings of Black bathers in rivers, honoring the diasporic myth that the Nile holds transformative and nurturing benefits for people of African descent. In this series, Woodson’s bathers appear with a distinctive visual vocabulary of human and animal life that symbolize the historic, spiritual, and cultural significance of the river. 
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"Self-Portrait," 1887, Vincent van Gogh, Dutch; oil on artist board, mounted to wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Van Gogh in America

In celebration of its status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh—Self-Portrait, 1887, which was acquired in 1922—the Detroit Institute of Arts is organizing the first exhibition dedicated to the introduction and early reception of the iconic artist’s work in America.
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Kwame Brathwaite, Self-portrait, African Jazz-Art Society & Studios (AJASS), Harlem, ca. 1964; from Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019)

Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite

Kwame Braithwaite photographed one of the most influential cultural movements of the 1960s, when Black women and men turned to natural hairstyles and African-inspired clothing as means of self-empowerment.
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