Curator: A Golden Age for Post-Black Art

A renaissance is taking root on Harlem's 125th Street, and anyone searching for the artistic soul of the community will invariably be drawn to Thelma Golden, deputy director and chief curator of exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, who is not only reinvigorating one of the neighborhood's most venerable institutions but also helping redefine the image of African Americans in American art.

Brash, visionary and often controversial, Golden, 35, is the country's major cheerleader for what she calls "Post-Black" art, or work by a generation whose approach to questions of racial identity has been liberated and informed by America's growing...

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