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Kongo peoples (Kongo Kingdom, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, or Angola), Luxury Cloth: Cushion Cover, 17th–18th century, raffia and pigment. ©PITT RIVERS MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD/PITT RIVERS MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

‘In the Most Desolate Places We Need the Most Beautiful Art’: Discussing ‘Kongo’ at the Met

On Sunday afternoon, hundreds gathered in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum in New York to hear a panel discussion forming part of the museum’s latest special exhibition, “Kongo: Power and Majesty.” Unprecedented in its scope, the … Read More

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9 Art Shows to See After ‘12 Years a Slave’

Museum exhibitions confront amnesia, restore lost narratives, and consider the legacy of the Middle Passage Read More

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Andrés Sánchez Galque, Los tres mulatos de Esmeraldas, (Portrait of Don Francisco de Arabe and Sons Pedro and Domingo), 1599, oil on canvas.

From Kongo to Othello to Tango to Museum Shows

Artists and scholars are taking increasingly nuanced approaches to tracking the image–and influence–of Africans in Western art Read More