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A Hub for Africa’s Diasporic Art World

Morocco has always been a gateway; not only to the African continent but to the Arab world as a whole. Marrakech stands out as one of the more accessible cities, with a pleasing mix of traditional (spice markets, the labyrinthine medina) and modern (luxury hotels, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech). While it is by no means a new destination, Marrakech has earned a recent reputation for being a hub for Africa’s diasporic art world—stop by the Museum of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden to sample some of the best.