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Simone Leigh at work in her studio preparing for the Venice Biennale. (Courtesy Simone Leigh and Matthew Marks Gallery/Shaniqwa Jarvis)
Simone Leigh at work in her studio preparing for the Venice Biennale. (Courtesy Simone Leigh and Matthew Marks Gallery/Shaniqwa Jarvis)

Simone Leigh is the first Black woman to represent the U.S. at the Venice Biennale, one of the most high-profile art exhibitions in the world.

WBUR's Lauren Williams went there and met some visitors who were deeply moved by her work.

This segment aired on June 1, 2022.

Lauren Williams Arts Reporting Fellow
Lauren Williams is the arts reporting fellow at WBUR.

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