Visualizing the Numbers: See Infographics Tracing the Representation of African American Artists in Museums and the Market

See visualizations of our findings. 

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

We teamed up with In Other Words to examine the evolving representation of work by African American artists in American museums and the global auction market over the past decade. To do that, we gathered information on acquisitions and exhibitions at 30 American museums from 2008 to 2018, as well as global auction data. Below are visualizations of our research and findings. 

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Image courtesy In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners.

Research by Chelsea Perkins and Dylan Sherman.

For more from this project, see our examination of museums; our examination of the market; three case studies on artists from three different generations; and our methodology


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