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, Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA 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 visit information
The Museum of the African Diaspora is currently closed for renovation and will reopen in December 2014.
The galleries are fully wheelchair accessible.
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