"Say It Loud: Art by African and African-American Artists in the Collection"
Paintings, sculpture, photographs and works on paper by artists either residing in Africa or of African descent comprise this exhibition which celebrates art in the Norton Museum’s collection. Examples will span the twentieth and twenty-first century representing ideas and issues found in, for example, James Vanderzee’s 1915 image of his first photo studio; Al Loving’s untitled tie-dyed, abstract canvas; Carrie Mae Weems panels with photos and text; and the sculptural Soundsuits of Nick Cave.
The tour is guided (in French) by Docent Renate Gross, we meet in the lobby.
Yinka Shonibare (British/Nigerian, born 1962), Victorian Couple, 1999. Fiberglass, leather, Dutch wax cloth, and metal. Purchase, acquired through the generosity of the Contemporary and Modern Art Council and the R.H. Norton Trust, 2006.10. Courtesy the artist, James Cohan Gallery
(New York) and Stephen Friedman Gallery (London)
After the tour, we will gather at "1451 cafe" to share the opinions (in French, bien sur).