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‘Beautiful Project’ at the Met: Stories of Southern Black Girlhood; Last Chance

Feb 13, 2020 - The New York Times

An exhibition opens up important conversations about gender, race and the authority of the photographic gaze.

An exhibition opens up important conversations about gender, race and the authority of the photographic gaze.

On my way into the Metropolitan Museum of Art recently to see “Pen, Lens & Soul: The Story of the Beautiful Project,” an exhibition of poetry and photography by black girls and women based in Durham, N.C., I looked up to its facade. And there I saw Wangechi Mutu...