If images don’t exist, one must create them. At the start of the twentieth century, there were certain absences in the way that African American history was represented in the canon of art history. Some collective experiences lacked images with which people could identify, which were necessary for the idea of community and a shared iconography to emerge.
The portraits created by Elizabeth Catlett (1915–2012) are clear, precise, and invariably personal. While some of her works show events from African American history, others depict the people she saw all around her.
The exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of the American Mexican artist, presenting works from all phases of her oeuvre.
MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST - TOWER
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U: 1–5, 8 (Willy-Brandt-Platz) Tram: 11, 12, 14 (Willy-Brandt-Platz) S: 1–6, 8, 9 (Taunusanlage)
TUE – SUN 11 am – 6 pm
WED 11 am – 7 pm
Municipal museum of the City of Frankfurt
Without a barrier
WC wheelchair accessible
Free admission for children and young persons under 18