The Detroit Institute of Arts Focuses on African American Art

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The Detroit Institute of Arts announced that it will launch a three-year initiative dedicated to increasing the number of African American artists represented within its collection. The multi-million dollar project kicked off with the acquisition of a sculpture by the celebrated artist David Hammons. The initiative is the first major undertaking for director Salvador Salort-Pons, who came to the museum last fall. The Detroit Institute of Arts currently has around 600 works by African American artists in its collection.

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