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        Creating Beauty to Break Down Boundaries | Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

        Learn about Kehinde Wiley's start in the New York City art scene and meet Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Wiley explains that the people he paints are more than subjects: they are collaborators who actively contribute to these paintings just by being themselves. Wiley's intent is to create visibility for the black people he meets and paints, and to break down social boundaries along the way. Wiley has learned that creating work that is inherently beautiful is essential to this endeavor, because the nature of beauty is that people will accept it outright, despite conflicting cultural ideas or longstanding prejudices. 


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