The history and impact Black filmmakers had on early moviemaking is explored in a new exhibit, “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,” at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The exhibit, which opens Sunday and runs through June, takes visitors through the early days of Black cinema through the years following the civil rights movement.

Created and organized by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the exhibit features more than 200 objects, including film excerpts, photographs, costumes, props, posters and interactive elements, juxtaposed with contemporary art from Theaster Gates, Glenn Ligon, Gary Simmons and Kara Walker.

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