Double Take, African Innovations

Double Take, African Innovations, a long-term installation currently at the Brooklyn Museum invites visitors to traverse the long, hallowed corridors of African tradition; and develop a new, bold way of understanding the impact of African art and creativity. Steeped in universal themes, the exhibit connects approximately forty African works across regions, histories and cultures.

Double Take also illuminates techniques to reveal the historical threads that inform the art of portraiture, design, satire, and performance among others, looking deeply into nuance and context. The exhibit allows visitors to respond to the works and provide voice, input and perspective on its current and future collections.

The museum calls Double Take, “the next phase in the ongoing expansion of our African collection,” building upon previous installations and accentuating the deeper connections and synergies between so many forms of African art.

See a sampling of photographs from the collection below and on the museum’s website.

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Double Take: African Innovations is organized by Kevin Dumouchelle, Associate Curator, Arts of Africa and the Pacific Islands.
Visit the Brooklyn Museum at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

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