|Nellie Mae Rowe, “Woman Scolding her Companion” (1981), pastel, colored pencil, crayon, and marker on paper (all images courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Collection, 2014)|
I love museums and I have to say I think my absolute favourite museum to visit, is The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, which is an overwhelming all day experience, and I really think it would take a whole week, if not more to explore all that it has to offer. I hope one day I will get there again.
There is so much to learn, and it is a great thing, that the average person can now experience some of what this wonderful museum has to offer, thanks to the internet. Nothing however replaces the actual experience of wandering around, exploring the various exhibits throughout the museum, especially by yourself.
Today I found out about a recent major exhibit that I would dearly love to see, called Souls Grown Deep; 57 pieces of art work that has been donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from its William S. Arnett Collection.
|Lucy T. Pettway, “‘Housetop and ‘Bricklayer’ blocks with bars” (circa 1955), cotton, corduroy, cotton knit, flannel, even weave|
“We are an institution dedicated to telling the story of art across all times and cultures, and this extraordinary gift is critical to that commitment.”
“It embodies the profoundly deep and textured expression of the African American experience during a complex time in this country’s history and a landmark moment in the evolution of the Met.”
- Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
|Joe Minter, “Four Hundred Years of Free Labor” (2003), welded found metal|