Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders
A British artist of Nigerian descent, Shonibare (b. 1962) creates work that cites the artistic and intellectual history of Europe. His sculptures—life-sized mannequins clothed in the Dutch wax fabrics associated with Africa—offer a dramatic, playful, irreverent examination of identity, history, and politics.
This show focused on education, enlightenment, and opportunity, ideals embraced by Albert Barnes. It featured sculptures, paintings, photographs, an installation, and a commission. Catalogue by Gund Family Chief Curator Judith F. Dolkart.
Past Exhibition Programs
Diversities in the Arts of the African Diaspora
Friday, February 28