African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde - Metropolitan Museum of Art 11/27/12 through 09/02/13 (City Guide Magazine)


African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde at Metropolitan Museum of Art

11/27/12 through 09/02/13 1000 Fifth Ave. Map
212-535-7710 Ages: All Ages

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This exhibition highlights the 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.

Venue Description: Sun.-Thurs., 10am-5:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-9pm. Recommended admission: $25.

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