Brooklyn Museum Finale…Exhibitions: African Innovations

These are the last pictures from my visit to The Brooklyn Museum.

This is there Exhibitions: African Innovations.

A complete reinstallation of roughly 200 works from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collection of African art,African Innovations is organized with a particular focus on the aesthetic, social, political, and cosmological problems addressed by African artists through their work. A dynamic and diverse range of objects that includes wood sculpture, metal casting, terracotta, textiles, and beadwork, African art has a long history of adaptation to and exchange with cultures near and far.

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Marking the first time that the Museum’s African collection has been arranged chronologically, African Innovations invites the visitor to examine the continent’s long record of artistic excellence, extending from ancient times through the present day.The installation stretches over some 2,500 years, from masterworks of ancient Nubia and Nok to contemporary pieces from the twenty-first century. Art from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which comprises the majority of the collection, will be considered according to five themes: protection, transitions, authority, masquerade, and personal beauty. A concluding section, the Museum’s first dedicated space for contemporary African works, will contain pieces by artists such as Viyé Diba, Magdalene Odundo, and Yinka Shonibare. Each of these artists claims a part in African art history while drawing on global perspectives—thus continuing the ongoing history of African innovation.

See What Eye See…


3 thoughts on “Brooklyn Museum Finale…Exhibitions: African Innovations

  1. That mask is amazing, as are all the other pieces. Thank you for giving me a chance to see what I would not have otherwise been able to see.

  2. These African innovations are wonderfully appropriate to close out your tour with us of the Booklyn Museum, Nikki! Beating a lot of prayer drums in your honor right now!

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