Black Is Beautiful
The Nieuwe Kerk Museum in Amsterdam has recently opened a novel exhibition Black Is Beautiful which shows how black people have been depicted in the art of the Low Countries over seven centuries. About 135 paintings, illustrated manuscripts, drawings, sketches and etchings, including works by Rubens and Rembrandt, show the history of black people in Dutch art and culture. The bad news is there's some modern tripe as well, but its inclusion is necessary to bring the story up to date. The exhibition continues until October (title link).