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Guilt by omission: The invigorating, infuriating Baker Artist Awards exhibition, featuring too many dudes

Guilt by omission: The invigorating, infuriating Baker Artist Awards exhibition, featuring too many dudes

For every important and compelling artist involved in the Baker Artist Awards exhibition, there is a tedious, tone-deaf one not far behind.

The six winners from 2014 and 2015 for the competition, managed by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, come from Baltimore or one of the five nearby counties, receive $25,000, and have their work on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art through Nov. 15. Also on view are the six b-grant winners from the past two years (each get $5,000).

The juxtaposition of artists is jarring. Next to 2015 winner Paul Rucker's raw-nerve explorations of racism, the "Birth of a Nation Project," featuring Ku Klux Klan robes...

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