Provocative Visions at The Met

Alison Saar, “Nappy Head @1″, 1997.

On view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 8, 2009, Provocative Visions: Race and Identity—Selections from the Permanent Collection features acquisitions made from 1992–2007. Many are on view at the Museum for the first time. Kara Walker (Season 2), Chakaia Booker, Willie Cole, Glenn Ligon, Whitfield Lovell, Alison Saar and Lorna Simpson “confront issues of racial heritage and identity” in this long-term installation comprising just 13 sculptures, prints, and drawings.

Provocative Visions is on view in the north mezzanine gallery of the Modern Art wing. The Main Building of the Metropolitan Museum, select galleries, public restaurants, and shops will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Labor Day. Click here for a list of programs and events.

Nicole J. Caruth is managing editor of the ART21 Magazine. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications, including ARTnews, C Magazine, Gastronomica, Public Art Review, and the Phaidon Press books Vitamin Green and Vitamin D2. A regular contributor to this site since 2008, she joined the ART21 staff in 2013.
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