From late February through May 2021, New York’s Museum of Modern Art hosted a controversial exhibition about the history of architecture and Blackness in the United States. The installation occurred against a backdrop of public protest concerning discriminatory practices in both hiring and exhibition programs at the museum. Because the museum gallery space carries the name of a major donor whose notorious racist legacy had gone unchallenged, the organizers of the show—the Black Reconstruction Collective—arranged to obscure the gallery’s name with a cloth wall hanging printed with a statement about the importance of Black liberation, especially at elite sites like MoMA (Figure 1). The members of the BRC—Emanuel Admassu (Immeasurability; Atlanta, Georgia), Germane Barnes (A Spectrum of Blackness: The Search for Sedimentation in Miami; Miami, Florida), Sekou Cooke (We Outchea: Hip-Hop Fabrications and Public Space; Syracuse, New York), J. Yolande Daniels (...

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