via New York Times:
El Anatsui. Many Came Back, 2005, aluminum (liquor bottle tops) and copper wire, 84x109 inches, 213cm x 277cm (image source)
In a recent article New York Times art critic Holland Cotter surveys eight exhibits from Boston to Washington that collectively demonstrate the remarkable breadth of artistic expression identified with Africa and the growing role of "art historians, dealers and curators" in shaping our awareness.
Power Dressing: Men's Fashion and Prestige in Africa -- Newark Museum. Through Jan. 22. [Our previous post]
Lasting Foundations: The Art of Architecture in Africa -- The Museum for African Art at the World Financial Center. Through Jan. 9.
West African Gold: Akan Regalia from the Glassell Collection -- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Through March 26. [Our previous post]
African Art Now: Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection -- National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution. Through Feb. 26.
The Discerning Eye: African Art from the Collection of Carl and Wilma Zabel --The African Art Museum of the S.M.A. Fathers. Through April 2.
Danudo: Recent Sculptures of El Anatsui -- Skoto Gallery, New York. Through Jan. 21.
El Anatsui -- Contemporary Africa Art Gallery, New York. Through April 30.
Mfengu -- Axis Gallery, New York. Through Dec. 22.