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DISCLAIMER: I'm the marketing director for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (http://thewright.org) in Detroit, MI which is hosting this fabulous exhibit, but I'm writing as Dkos user #30,977 (I signed up the morning after Bush won reelection in 2004... talk about a political hangover).  I'm a daily reader, but, admittedly, not much of a diary writer.  But this was worth me raising my hand to (hopefully) get called on in Daily Kos class:

It's about this very cool art exhibition that just opened at The Wright Museum: Visions of Our 44th President.

From the museum's website (http://thewright.org/...):

A new exhibition will prove that it’s possible to see one man forty-four different ways.

Visions of Our 44th President, a groundbreaking, collective art exhibit, was created to honor and celebrate the significance of the first African American President of the United States, Barack Obama.  Forty-four busts were created from a model that served as a blank canvas, giving each of forty-four contemporary artists from across the country free reign to creatively interpret this milestone in American history.

Follow me below for a few images:

Bust by Louis Delsarte
Bust by Barkley Hendricks
Bust by Mason Archie
Bust by Kadir Nelson
Bust by Cory Saint Clair
A more in-depth exhibit website, featuring images of the majority of the busts along with the artist list, is here: http://visionsofour44thpresident.com

Check out the images and enjoy!  And if you're in or anywhere near Detroit, please do stop in - the exhibit is free with museum admission ($8 adults, $5 seniors and youth), and the busts are even more incredible in person.  I hope to see you there!

Originally posted to Teduardo on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:28 PM PDT.

Also republished by Black Kos community.

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