Title: The Museum Heist Scene in ‘Black Panther’ Adds Fuel to the Debate About African Art Restitution
Author: Cascone, Sarah
Media Outlet: Artnet
Publish Date: March 5, 2018
Black Panther, the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is taking the box office by storm, raking in more than $700 million in ticket sales in just its first 12 days; it’s now closing in on $900 million. For art lovers, the superhero film has added intrigue: a dramatic museum heist that brings up thorny issues of colonialism and restitution in connection to the display and ownership of African artifacts.