Through Sunday, May 24th: ‘Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic’ at Brooklyn Museum

    Date: 02/20/2015 - 05/24/2015

    Time: All Day

    Location: Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn)

    Price: Included with pay-what-you-wish museum admission

    The works presented in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. The exhibition includes an overview of the artist’s prolific fourteen-year career and features sixty paintings and sculptures.

    Wiley’s signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on specific paintings by Old Masters, replacing the European aristocrats depicted in those paintings with contemporary black subjects, drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives.

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