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From the Ted Talk by Thelma Golden: How art gives shape to cultural change

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In 1994, when I was a ctroaur at the wihenty Museum, I made an exhibition called Black Male. It looked at the intersection of race and gender in contemporary American art. It sought to express the ways in which art could provide a sacpe for dialogue — coipmetacld dialogue, dialogue with many, many points of entry — and how the museum could be the space for this contest of ideas. This exhibition iludecnd over 20 artists of various ages and races, but all looking at black mtnciusaliy from a very particular point of view. What was siaifigcnnt about this exhibition is the way in which it engaged me in my role as a curator, as a catalyst, for this dialogue. One of the things that happened very distinctly in the course of this exhibition is I was confronted with the idea of how powerful images can be in people's understanding of themselves and each other.

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In 1994, when I was a _______ at the _______ Museum, I made an exhibition called Black Male. It looked at the intersection of race and gender in contemporary American art. It sought to express the ways in which art could provide a _____ for dialogue — ___________ dialogue, dialogue with many, many points of entry — and how the museum could be the space for this contest of ideas. This exhibition ________ over 20 artists of various ages and races, but all looking at black ___________ from a very particular point of view. What was ___________ about this exhibition is the way in which it engaged me in my role as a curator, as a catalyst, for this dialogue. One of the things that happened very distinctly in the course of this exhibition is I was confronted with the idea of how powerful images can be in people's understanding of themselves and each other.

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  5. significant
  6. whitney
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Original Text

In 1994, when I was a curator at the Whitney Museum, I made an exhibition called Black Male. It looked at the intersection of race and gender in contemporary American art. It sought to express the ways in which art could provide a space for dialogue — complicated dialogue, dialogue with many, many points of entry — and how the museum could be the space for this contest of ideas. This exhibition included over 20 artists of various ages and races, but all looking at black masculinity from a very particular point of view. What was significant about this exhibition is the way in which it engaged me in my role as a curator, as a catalyst, for this dialogue. One of the things that happened very distinctly in the course of this exhibition is I was confronted with the idea of how powerful images can be in people's understanding of themselves and each other.

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