The exhibition I Am … Contemporary Women Artists of Africa opened last week at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington. It presents multimedia works by 28 modernist and contemporary artists from 10 African countries and runs until July 2020.

The show came about after a collections assessment five years ago revealed that only 11% of the artists in the permanent collection were women. Since then, the percentage of women represented in the museum has risen to 22%. The exhibition is part of its standing commitment to increase the representation of women in the arts...

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