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Rodney McMillian: The Black Show, 2016, installation view. Photo: Constance Mensh.

Rodney McMillian: The Black Show at the Institute of Contemporary Art is one of Artnet’s “7 Reasons Why Philadelphia Is the Best Place for Your Next Art Getaway.”

Los Angeles-based artist Rodney McMillian uses everything from painting and sculpture to video and performance art to dissect class, race, gender and other hot-button social issues in this timely exhibition. Critic Thomas Hine called it “the slyest, most theatrical use of this space I have seen,” adding that “the overall effect is menacing.”

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