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Susan E. Cahanhoto by Andrew Schmidt

What is Contemporary? Susan E. Cahan


​In her recent book Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power, Susan E. Cahan provides a history of the art world’s resistance to racial equality, investigating the strategies African American artists and arts professionals used as they wrangled over access to New York City’s elite museums. Cahan, who is an associate dean and dean of the arts at Yale College, speaks about her research process as part of What is Contemporary?, MOCA’s series on contemporaneity in art.

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