Sunday, July 25, 2010

ARTS OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICA AT THE NEWARK MUSEUM

PRESENT TENSE: Arts of Contemporary Africa
Ongoing Exhibit

Featuring works from the museum’s permanent collection of contemporary African art, this new gallery is the first such dedicated exhibition space in the country. The installation focuses on the art of the present day, including works by nine artists with wide-ranging approaches to “art-making” as well as equally varied subject matter and sources of inspiration. Artists include: Olu Amoda, El Anatsui, Owusu Ankomah, Viyé Diba, Samuel Fosso, Senzeni Marasela, Etiyé Dimma Poulsen, Julien Sinzogan and Sue Williamson. Together, they provide a window into the ongoing artistic creativity of this dynamic continent, complementing the adjacent thematic installation of African art while encouraging connections with other examples of contemporary art featured in the museum’s American art, Asian art and Decorative Arts galleries.

NEWARK MUSEUM
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ
973.596.6550
http://www.newarkmuseum.org/

HOURS:
Wednesday–Friday: 10 AM–5 PM
Saturday–Sunday: noon–5 PM