I Am... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa

June 20, 2019 – December 31, 2022

Wedding Souvenirs, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, born 1983, Nigeria, © 2016 Njideka Akunyili Crosby

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

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Taking its name from a 1970’s feminist anthem, I Am… Contemporary Women Artists of Africa draws upon a selection of artworks by women artists from the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection to reveal a more contemporary feminism that recognizes the contributions of women to the most pressing issues of their times. With experimental and sophisticated use of diverse media, the 27 featured artists offer insightful and visually stunning approaches to matters of community, faith, the environment, politics, colonial encounters, racism, identity, and more.