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African and Oceanic Art from the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting

June 2, 2009-September 27, 2009

Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York (USA)

Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas-The Michael C. Rockefeller Wing, 1st floor

 

One of the largest and most important private collections of art outside Europe, is the one created by Josef Mueller in 1920 and then carried on and made into a museum in Geneva by the heir Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller in the homonymous exhibition space, is exposed - if only for the short period of time in the coming summer months - in one of the largest and most important museums in the world, the Metropolitan in New York. Needless to say, the couple, for those who were in the area this summer, it's unmissable: it is an opportunity to see or review, the true masterpieces of African art, from the Derain’s Teke Tsaye masks to one of the famous Senufo statues unearthed in sacred Lataha forest.