Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Art Review: Works from African Kongo Art at the Metropolitan Museum

By Randy Kennedy
"Triple Crucifix," Central figure,16th–17th century; top and bottom figures, 18th–19th century
NEW YORK---The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s highly anticipated “Kongo: Power and Majesty,” which opens Sept. 18, promises to pull out all the stops, not only to reveal the full range of creative production by Kongo artists from the 15th to the early 20th century but also to “radically redefine our understanding of Africa’s relationship with the West,” as the museum writes. [link]

Metropolitan Museum of Art:Kongo: Power and Majesty” (Sept. 18, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016); 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY; (212) 535-7710; metmuseum.org.