LACMA Exhibits The Transatlantic Slave Trade & its Aftermath in the African Diaspora

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LACMA Exhibits The Transatlantic Slave Trade & its Aftermath in the African Diaspora

The show, spanning three countries and four centuries, brings together historical and contemporary artwork addressing slavery and its effects.

The Afro-Atlantic Histories exhibition focuses on the transatlantic slave trade and its complex legacy and impact on the African diaspora. The exhibition at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) features more than one hundred paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photos, ephemera, and time-based media from Europe, Africa, and the Americas created between the 17th and 21st centuries. The show consists of six sections.

The book Maps and Margins examines the routes of the slave trade between Africa and the Americas. Enslavement and Emancipation illustrates the horror of slavery and the struggle for liberation.

The section Everyday Lives is followed by Rites and Rhythms, which describes rituals and festivals. The show concludes with pieces on Portraits, Resistance, and Activism. Historic paintings by Frans Post, Aaron Douglas, and Édouard Antoine Renard will be shown with modern pieces by, among others, Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker, Hank Willis Thomas, and Alisa Saar. Afro-Atlantic Histories will run on December 11, 2022, through September 10, 2023, in the Resnick pavilion of the LACMA.


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