Afro-Atlantic Histories takes an in-depth look at the historical experiences and cultural formations of Black and African people since the 17th century. For centuries, artists have told and retold the complex histories of the African Diaspora. More than 130 powerful works of art, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, and time-based media by artists from Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean, bring these narratives to life.
This exhibition was initially presented as Histórias Afro-Atlânticas in 2018 by the Museu de Arte de São Paulo and the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in Brazil.
Please find here an overview of the exhibition as well as resources for teachers.
The exhibition also features a the film series Among Black Atlantic Cinemas.
National Gallery of Art
West Building Main Floor, Galleries 72–79
6th St and Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC (USA)
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily