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Aruna D'Souza is a writer at Bennington College and an art critic for 4Columns.org. In addition, she consults with museums -- including the Whitney Museum -- on issues of diversity and inclusion. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Every two years since 1973 the Whitney Museum has mounted its biennial exhibition, an attempt to take the temperature of the nation through its art.