THE MET FIFTH AV­ENUE

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Through Oc­to­ber 8, the Met Fifth Av­enue dis­plays African Amer­i­can Por­traits: Pho­tographs from the 1940s and 1950s. The ex­hibit presents more than 150 stu­dio pho­tographs from the mid-20th cen­tury, of­fer­ing a sel­dom-seen view of the African Amer­i­can ex­pe­ri­ence dur­ing World War II and the fol­low­ing decade, a time of war, mid­dle-class growth and cul­tural change. these pho­tographs are drawn from an im­por­tant ac­qui­si­tion made by the Met in 2015 and 2017, build­ing on the mu­seum’s hold­ings in por­trai­ture.

Un­known Amer­i­can mak­ers and Daisy Stu­dio (ac­tive 1940s). Stu­dio Por­traits, 1940s-50s. Gelatin sil­ver prints. The Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art, New York, Twen­ti­eth-cen­tury Pho­tog­ra­phy Fund, 2015, 2017.

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