Represent! Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Sapphires Under Cotton, 2013; oil on canvas; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Represent! Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA

Romare Bearden, Three Men, 1966-67; printed and painted papers, watercolor, and graphite on canvas; Collection SFMOMA, purchase, by exchange, through an anonymous gift; © Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; photo: courtesy Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Represent! Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA

Deana Lawson, Dirty South, 2010; inkjet print; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Deana Lawson

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Represent! Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA

Museum of the African Diaspora, May - September, 2015 (Dates subject to change)

Portraits can seem to make the absent present. They reveal who their subjects are or were, and show us how they lived, what they held dear, and how they connected to the wider world. Organized in partnership with the Museum of the African Diaspora, Represent! considers how artists from the early 20th century to our own time have negotiated a vast array of European, African, and American visual-cultural forms to redefine what it means to make a portrait. Together, the works suggest that as people move between geographies, meanings drift too.

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Museum of the African Diaspora

685 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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The Museum of the African Diaspora is currently closed for renovation and will reopen in October 2014.

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The galleries are fully wheelchair accessible.

 

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