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Twenty-five contemporary artists celebrate these groundbreaking men through their original, creative vision. From an artist’s eye, each work presents another point of view, another insight into the MEN OF CHANGE. Created for this exhibition, these works of art portray the truth of the African American experience, in history and today.

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Alfred Conteh, Depicting Ryan Coogler
Home Team, [Ryan Coogler], 2018. Alfred Conteh. Courtesy of artist Alfred Conteh and Amath Gomis.
Myth-Breakers

Alfred Conteh

Depicting Ryan Coogler

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Bráulio Amado, Depicting Charles Bolden
Charles Bolden Portrait [Charles Bolden], 2018. Bráulio Amado. Courtesy of the artist.
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Bráulio Amado

Depicting Charles Bolden

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David Alekhuogie, Depicting Muhammad Ali/Cleveland Summit
Know Your Right [Muhammad Ali/Cleveland Summit], 2018. David Alekhuogie. Courtesy of the artist.
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David Alekhuogie

Depicting Muhammad Ali/Cleveland Summit

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Devan Shimoyama, Depicting Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde, [Kehinde Wiley], 2018. Devan Shimoyama. Courtesy of the artist.
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Devan Shimoyama

Depicting Kehinde Wiley

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Joe Prytherch, Depicting John H. Johnson
Illustration of John H. Johnson, [John H. Johnson], 2018. Joe Prytherch. Mason London is an illustrator from London.
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Joe Prytherch

Depicting John H. Johnson

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Nina Chanel Abney, Depicting Andrew Young
Untitled, [Andrew Young], 2018. Nina Chanel Abney. © Nina Chanel Abney. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
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Nina Chanel Abney

Depicting Andrew Young

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Patrick Earl Hammie, Depicting Romare Bearden
Romare Bearden [Romare Bearden], 2018. Patrick Earl Hammie. Courtesy of the artist.
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Patrick Earl Hammie

Depicting Romare Bearden

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Radcliffe Bailey, Depicting August Wilson
Lost and Found [August Wilson], 2013. Radcliffe Bailey. © Radcliffe Bailey. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
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Radcliffe Bailey

Depicting August Wilson

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Robert Pruitt, Depicting Ta-Nehisi Coates
Monumental, [Ta-Nehisi Coates], 2018. Robert Pruitt. Courtesy of the artist and Koplin Del Rio, Seattle.
Myth-Breakers

Robert Pruitt

Depicting Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Shaunté Gates, Depicting Dick Gregory
Light Side Dark Side, [Dick Gregory], 2018. Shaunté Gates. Courtesy of the artist.
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Shaunté Gates

Depicting Dick Gregory

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Tariku Shiferaw, Depicting Dr. Rob Gore
We will never die (Goldlink) [Dr. Rob Gore], 2018. Tariku Shiferaw. Courtesy of the artist.
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Tariku Shiferaw

Depicting Dr. Rob Gore

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Troy Michie, Depicting Shaka Senghor
In the Wake [Shaka Senghor], 2018. Troy Michie. Courtesy of the artist.
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Troy Michie

Depicting Shaka Senghor

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Andre Wagner, Depicting Bob Moses
[Bob Moses], undated. Andre D. Wagner, photographer. Courtesy of the artist.
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Andre Wagner

Depicting Bob Moses

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Cary Fagan, Depicting Alvin Ailey
[Alvin Ailey], 2018. Cary Fagan. Courtesy of the artist.
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Cary Fagan

Depicting Alvin Ailey

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Derrick Adams, Depicting Kendrick Lamar
Figure in the Urban Landscape #25 (portrait of Kendrick Lamar) [Kendrick Lamar], 2018. Derrick Adams. Courtesy of the artist.
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Derrick Adams

Depicting Kendrick Lamar

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Hank Willis Thomas, Depicting James Baldwin
A person is more important than anything else… [James Baldwin], 2014. © Hank Willis Thomas. Courtesy of the artist & Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
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Hank Willis Thomas

Depicting James Baldwin

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Jas Knight, Depicting Michael Seibel
[Michael Seibel] 2018, Jas Knight. Courtesy of the artist.
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Jas Knight

Depicting Michael Seibel

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Knowledge Bennett, Depicting Catalysts
Black Excellence [Catalysts], 2018. Knowledge Bennett. Courtesy of the artist.
Catalysts

Knowledge Bennett

Depicting Catalysts

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Mario Moore, Depicting Robert F. Smith
Seen, [Robert F. Smith] 2018. Mario Moore. Courtesy of the artist.
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Mario Moore

Depicting Robert F. Smith

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Nate Lewis, Depicting Carter G. Woodson
Sankofa [Carter G. Woodson], 2018. Nate Lewis. Courtesy of the artist.
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Nate Lewis

Depicting Carter G. Woodson

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Paul Anthony Smith, Depicting Charles Hamilton Houston
Paragon [Charles Hamilton Houston], 2018. Paul Anthony Smith. © Paul Anthony Smith. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
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Paul Anthony Smith

Depicting Charles Hamilton Houston

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Shaun Leonardo, Depicting LeBron James
Champion [LeBron James], 2018. Shaun Leonardo. Courtesy of the artist.
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Shaun Leonardo

Depicting LeBron James

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Sissòn, Depicting Bayard Rustin
Finding Bayard aka Double or Nothin' [Bayard Rustin], 2018. Sissòn. Courtesy of Stephanie Bridger and artist Sissòn.
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Sissòn

Depicting Bayard Rustin

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AG Rojas, Depicting Duke Ellington/John Coltrane/Miles Davis/Louis Armstrong
Godchild [Duke Ellington/John Coltrane/Miles Davis/ Louis Armstrong], 2018. AG Rojas. Courtesy of the artist.
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AG Rojas

Depicting Duke Ellington/John Coltrane/Miles Davis/Louis Armstrong

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Jelsen Lee Innocent, Depicting W.E.B. Du Bois
Lede Paragraph [W.E.B. Du Bois], 2018. Jelsen Lee Innocent. Courtesy of the artist.
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Jelsen Lee Innocent

Depicting W.E.B. Du Bois

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