European Old Master Paintings Reexamined in New York Under A Fresh Take On Blackness and Slavery


Across the world’s finest art institutions and most prized collections, a number of exhibitions are recontextualizing what makes an old master painting. Erasure of Blackness in the Western art historical canon has been a source of anguish mentioned by many Black artists working today, such as Adebumni Gbadebo, who recently exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art concurrently to a solo show at Claire Oliver, and Simone Elizabeth Saunders, who has a show coming up March 17th.

March 9, 2023