African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde


November 27, 2012 – April 14, 2013

Location:               Michael C. Rockefeller Special Exhibition Gallery
Press preview:      Monday, November 26, 10:00 a.m. – noon

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde is organized by Yaëlle Biro, Assistant Curator in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

Gallery talks and exhibition tours will be offered in conjunction with the exhibition. Also a public lecture will take place on February 8, 2013.  The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue from Alisa LaGamma .

How african artifacts became art inspiring modernists artists in the early XXth

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946). The above photo is a detail of a page in Camera Work, No. 48, October 1916. Printed book with photogravure illustrations. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Alfred Stieglitz Collection, by exchange, 1953 (53.701.49)

The New York Times By CAROL KINO October 26, 2012

The article below in the members area appeared in print on October 28, 2012, on page F18 of the New York edition with the headline: When Artifact ‘Became’ Art.

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