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CT gallery exhibits honors Black history through home design

“Love Overflowing: Home and the Décor of Freedom,” on view through May 12 at the Amistad Center for Art & Culture in Hartford, feels like home.

The center’s mission is to document the African-American experience, and “Love Overflowing” does this in a lived-in fashion that also demonstrates how cultural circumstances can influence how homes look and function. There’s an expertly detailed doll’s house. There’s a closet. There’s a bookshelf. There’s a video about the restoration of a famous kitchen.

The center, which is housed at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art but is run separately, has transformed its small gallery

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