The DIA’s exhibition Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500 to Present is the broadest overview on the subject to date.
The show received praise in the New York Times:
Who would have imagined, even just a few years ago, that such histories and energies could have been found in art that most of us never knew existed? Enough to say that if you get a thrill from seeing things you’ve never seen and thinking thoughts you’ve never thought, Detroit is a good place to be these days.
The exhibit and Marquand-produced catalogue feature more than 90 objects using various mediums including metal, ivory and wood.
The show travels to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City in September after closing in Detroit on August 8. Click here for hours and directions to the DIA. Fridays are free with general museum admission.