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Jon Gray
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<img width="640" height="464" src="" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="A black ink line drawing with washes of dark grey on off white paper depicting what appears to be a scene of people viewing an art exhibition. On the right a dark-skinned figure sits facing the viewer on a round-backed chair, to the figure&#039;s left is a blackamoor sculpture of an ornately dressed, very dark-skinned figure. To its left and behind is an array of figures, rendered in dark grey shadow, viewing various artifacts around the room, including a sculpture of a boat filled with figures, an ornate hanging tapestry and a radio blasting sound represented with jagged lines." loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset=" 1024w, 300w, 1536w, 2048w, 170w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="40372" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="2560,1854" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;16&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Matt Flynn&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon EOS 5DS&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1614092761&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;This image may not be reproduced without authorization from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;65&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;100&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.00625&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="Back at the Headquarters" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" /><p>Explore the Afrofuturist lab of a young explorer in 2077.</p><p>The post <a href="">Artifacts of àlá: An Afrofuturist Lab</a> first appeared on <a href="">Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum</a>.</p>
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