Colonizers at the center of "Shifting Views" at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Colonizers at the center of 'Shifting Views' at the Baltimore Museum of Art

"Shifting Views" is the Baltimore Museum of Art's first exhibition of contemporary African art. Works by Senam Okudzeto, Diane Victor, Julie Mehretu, William Kentridge, Gavin Jantjes, Robin Rhode, and David Goldblatt include photographs, prints, and drawings that center a variety of local and global African diasporic issues: Migration and globalization, apartheid and state-sponsored surveillance, public and private space, segregation and stereotype are all on display here.

Africa is not a country. The 54 independent countries that make up the expansive continent of Africa each grapple with specific issues, but are consistently lumped into one flat...