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Sunday at the Met

Pioneering Globalism: Africa, Oceania,
and the Americas and the Rockefeller Legacy

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00–4:30 p.m.

Consider how three landmark creations by artists from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas given by Nelson A. Rockefeller to the Metropolitan revolutionized the canon of art history from the perspective of artists, critics, and curators.

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

Above: Nelson A. Rockefeller admiring Maya works from his collection on view at the Metropolitan Museum, 1969. Photograph © Michael Fredericks, 1969

Free with Museum admission

Honoré Daumier  (French, 1808–1879) | A Theater Audience (detail), 19th century | 1972.118.203

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