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From the Ted Talk by Titus Kaphar: Can art amend history?

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I ddceied, let me keep taking these art history classes. One of the last art history classes, I will not forget, I will never forget. It was one of those survey art history csalses. Anybody ever have one of those survey art history classes, where they try to taech you the ernite history of art in a single semester? I'm talking about cave paintings and jkascon Pollock just crunched together all in the same — It doesn't really work, but they try anyway. Well, at the beginning of the semester, I loeokd at the book, and in this 400-page book was about a 14-page section that was on black pploee in painting. Now, this was a crammed in section that had representations of black people in painting and black people who painted. It was poorly curated, let's just put it that way.

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I _______, let me keep taking these art history classes. One of the last art history classes, I will not forget, I will never forget. It was one of those survey art history _______. Anybody ever have one of those survey art history classes, where they try to _____ you the ______ history of art in a single semester? I'm talking about cave paintings and _______ Pollock just crunched together all in the same — It doesn't really work, but they try anyway. Well, at the beginning of the semester, I ______ at the book, and in this 400-page book was about a 14-page section that was on black ______ in painting. Now, this was a crammed in section that had representations of black people in painting and black people who painted. It was poorly curated, let's just put it that way.

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  3. classes
  4. entire
  5. teach
  6. jackson
  7. people

Original Text

I decided, let me keep taking these art history classes. One of the last art history classes, I will not forget, I will never forget. It was one of those survey art history classes. Anybody ever have one of those survey art history classes, where they try to teach you the entire history of art in a single semester? I'm talking about cave paintings and Jackson Pollock just crunched together all in the same — It doesn't really work, but they try anyway. Well, at the beginning of the semester, I looked at the book, and in this 400-page book was about a 14-page section that was on black people in painting. Now, this was a crammed in section that had representations of black people in painting and black people who painted. It was poorly curated, let's just put it that way.

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