"Those paintings by Black artists that we see hanging in a gallery or major museum didn't get there by happenstance. When it comes to the business of art, strong representation is essential for the creatives behind the works we consume. The talents first had to be discovered by someone with a reasonable amount of power, someone who could wholly support them. From museum curators to gallery owners and directors, here are some of the women responsible for getting Black art in front of mainstream eyes."
Read more in the 2019 December issue of Essence magazine.