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Simone Leigh's historic installations arrive on American shores

"Sharifa" (2022) was created in the likeness of one of Leigh's close friends and collaborators. (Courtesy Institute of Contemporary Arts/ Timothy Schenck)
"Sharifa" (2022) was created in the likeness of one of Leigh's close friends and collaborators. (Courtesy Institute of Contemporary Arts/ Timothy Schenck)

Simone Leigh made history as the first Black woman to represent the U.S. at last year’s Venice Biennale. Now, that art is in the U.S. for the very first time.

WBUR’s Arielle Gray takes us through the exhibit with the artist herself.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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