The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently received a major gift of art created by African-American artists from the South. Reflecting on the donation, Sheena Wagstaff, chair of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, told Paige Williams:
The most important aspect is that the collection adds to the American story of twentieth-century art—not the African-American story but the American story.
Read more, and take a look at some of the pieces.
Above: Untitled work by Mary T. Smith