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Art

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde

When

Nov 27, 2012 – Apr 14, 2013

Daily

Where

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Venue Partner)

1000 Fifth Ave at 82nd St

212.535.7710

Directions: Main Building: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk to Fifth Avenue; OR take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus along Fifth Avenue. The Cloisters: Take the A train to 190th Street and walk, or transfer to the M4 bus and ride north one stop.

Price

Free with museum admission

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art says…

This exhibition highlights specific African artifacts acquired by the New York avant-garde and its most influential patrons during the 1910s and 1920s. Reflecting on the dynamism of New York's art scene during the years that followed the 1913 Armory Show, the exhibition brings together African works from the collections of many key individuals of the period, such as Alfred Stieglitz, Marius de Zayas, John Quinn, Louise and Walter Arensberg, Alain LeRoy Locke, and Eugene and Agnes Meyer. Featuring the Met Museum’s own holdings as well as loans from public and private collections, the exhibition includes some 40 wood sculptures from West and Central Africa presented alongside photographs, sculptures, and paintings by Alfred Stieglitz, Charles Sheeler, Pablo Picasso, Francis Picabia, Diego Rivera, and Constantin Brancusi. Together, they demonstrate the synergy that bound African art with works by members of the avant-garde as they were experienced simultaneously in New York for the first time almost a century ago.