newyorker : 

  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

newyorker:

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