All posts tagged “The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Face of Dynasty: Royal Crests from Western Cameroon at The Met Fifth Avenue, through September 3, 2018

“Four monumental tsesah crests created by Bamileke master sculptors of Western Cameroon are on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Though only a small number of pre-colonial tsesah crests survive today, the genre has a prominent place in the repertory of sculpture from sub-Saharan Africa. The grandeur and originality of… Read More

African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s at The Met Fifth Avenue, June 26 – October 8, 2018

“This exhibition presents more than one hundred fifty studio portraits of African Americans from the mid-twentieth century, a time of war, middle-class growth, and seismic cultural change. The photographs generally feature sitters in a frontal pose against a painted studio backdrop—soldiers and sailors (men and… Read More

History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift at The Met Fifth Avenue, May 22 – September 23, 2018

Photographs by Corrado Serra. “This installation of paintings, sculptures, and quilts celebrates the creative accomplishments of contemporary African American artists from the southeastern United States and a transformative gift of fifty-seven artworks from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation of Atlanta, Georgia. Remarkably diverse in media… Read More