Black models: from Géricault to Matisse

The morning of March 28th I saw one of the most inspiring shows of my art history tenure. Entitled “Black models: from Géricault to Matisse”, the exhibition highlighted the major contributions of black people and personalities in art history.

The exhibition is based on Denise Murrell’s 2013 dissertation for Columbia University’s department of art history and archaeology, as is the Posing Modernity catalog, co-published by Yale University Press. It debuted in NYC at the Wallach Art Gallery in from October 24, 2018 to February 10, 2019, where Murrell, Ph.D., served as curator of the exhibition in New York and is the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University.

The curators for the Paris exhibition are Cécile Debray, Director of the Musée de l’Orangerie, Stéphane Guégan, scientific advisor to the President of the Musées d’Orsay and Orangerie, Denise Murrell, Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, Isolde Pludermacher and Edouard Papet, curators at the Musée d’Orsay.

Please enjoy some of the works from the show below:

 

Please visit the exhibition through July 21, 2019.

Bard Graduate Center: Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Faucet French, 1725–50 Gilt bronze The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906 (07.225.510.37a)

Photo Credit: Bard Graduate Center
Faucet, French, 1725–50
Gilt bronze
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
(07.225.510.37a)

On view from April 4 through August 11, 2013 Bard Graduate Center presents Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Based on the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan that entered the Metropolitan Museum in the early twentieth century, the exhibition has over 200 objects of medieval art and French eighteenth-century paneling, furniture, metalwork, textiles, paintings, and sculpture, as well as late nineteenth-century art pottery. The exhibition tells the story of the unique collection in four sections mainly from the Metropolitan’s holdings, with loans from other public and private collections in the United States and France.

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Photo credit: Bard Graduate Center. Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Photo credit: Bard Graduate Center. Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art