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Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today

  • Wallach Art Gallery 615 West 129th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

This exhibition explores the changing modes of representation of the black figure as central to the development of modern art. The models' interactions with and influences on painters, sculptors and photographers are highlighted through archival photographs, correspondence and films. The artists featured in the exhibition depicted black subjects in a manner counter to typical representations of the period. The works included highlight the little-known, multiracial aspect of each artist’s milieu.


Wednesday – Friday             noon – 8 pm

Saturday & Sunday               noon – 6 pm

Closed Monday/Tuesday and on these major holidays:  New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day


The Wallach Art Gallery is free and open to the public.