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Bill Cosby art collection: How the National Museum of African Art shot itself in the foot

Bill Cosby art collection: How the National Museum of African Art shot itself in the foot

Watching an art museum shoot itself in the foot is painful. Watching it then deny responsibility for the mess it has made is exasperating.

A year ago this week, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art took aim and squeezed the trigger, blowing off a few toes and a couple of metatarsals. Then, executing a hasty if bloody pirouette, it feigned innocence for the awful mess.

It still is. And it's way past time to stop dissembling — and to start taking positive action.

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