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<p>Zanele Muholi, Ntozakhe II, (Parktown), 2016, printed 2022

Zanele Muholi, Ntozakhe II, (Parktown), 2016, printed 2022, photographic wall mural from digital file, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund, 2021.88.1

Introduction to the Exhibition: Afro-Atlantic Histories

  • Sunday, April 10, 2022
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium

Registration is required.

Molly Donovan, curator of contemporary art, National Gallery of Art; Kanitra Fletcher, associate curator of African American and Afro-Diasporic art, National Gallery of Art; and Steven Nelson, dean of the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art

The complex histories of the African Diaspora have been told by artists for centuries. The exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories, originally presented as Histórias Afro-Atlânticas in 2018 by the Museu de Arte de São Paulo in Brazil, explores the historical experiences and cultural formations of Black and African people since the 17th century. More than 130 powerful works of art, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, and time-based media by artists from Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean, bring these narratives to life.

To celebrate opening day, join the curatorial team for a presentation on the genesis and significance of the exhibition.

A signing of the exhibition catalog follows in the Concourse Shop.