Exhibition

Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room

November 5, 2021–Ongoing
Free with Museum admission
Bowl, Glass, Italian, Venice (Murano)
Italian, Venice (Murano)
18th century
Cruet, Glass, Italian, Venice (Murano)
Italian, Venice (Murano)
18th–19th century
Bottle (Kuttrolf), Glass, German
German
probably 17th century
Double flasks, Glass, probably German
probably German
18th century
Jar with cover, Glass, Italian, Venice (Murano)
Italian, Venice (Murano)
16th century
Pipe Box, Pine, American
American
1700–1800
Warming Pan, Brass, iron
1770–1830
Churn, Wood; Probably cedar
1700–1800
Kettle, Iron
1700–1900
Covered Jar, Stoneware, American
American
1800–1900
Jar, Thomas W. Commeraw or, Stoneware, American
Thomas W. Commeraw (active 1796–1819) or
David Morgan (active 1797–1802)
1796–1819
Mortar and pestle, Brass, British or American
British or American
second half 18th century
Batter jug, Stoneware, American
American
1882–85
Salt Box, Yellow pine, American
American
ca. 1850
Shovel, Brass, steel
1770–1830
Power Figure: Male (Nkisi), Wood, glass, metal, cloth, organic matter, Kongo peoples
Kongo peoples
19th–20th century
Staff (Recade): Bird, Brass (hammered), copper, tin, seed pod(?), Fon peoples
Fon peoples
19th century
Prestige Stool: Leopard, Wood, glass beads, cowrie shells, burlap, printed cotton cloth, Bamileke or Bamum
Bamileke or Bamum
19th–20th century
Ceremonial Palm Wine Vessel, Gourd, glass beads, cloth, cane, wood, Grassfields region
Grassfields region
19th–20th century
Crucifix, Brass, Kongo peoples
Kongo peoples
17th century
Reliquary glass, Glass, Italian, Venice (Murano)
Italian, Venice (Murano)
19th century
Untitled, Magdalene Odundo  British, Red clay
Magdalene Odundo (British, born Nairobi, Kenya, 1950)
1997
In Sojourner Truth I Fought for the Rights of Women as well as Negroes, from “The Negro Woman” series, Elizabeth Catlett  American and Mexican, Linocut
Elizabeth Catlett (American and Mexican, Washington, D.C. 1915–2012 Cuernavaca)
1947
Jitterbugs II, William Henry Johnson  American, Screenprint
William Henry Johnson (American, Florence, South Carolina 1901–1970 Central Islip, New York)
ca. 1941
Hair Comb, India Rubber Comb Company, Vulcanite (India rubber and sulfur)
Manufactured by India Rubber Comb Company
Patented by Charles Goodyear (1800–1860)
ca. 1851
Shine, Willie Cole  American, Shoes, steel wire, monofilament line, washers, and screws
Willie Cole (American, born Newark, New Jersey, 1955)
2007
Andrea Motley Crabtree, the first, Henry Taylor  American, Acrylic on canvas
Henry Taylor (American, born Oxnard, California, 1958)
2017
Earth & Sky, Lorna Simpson  American, Cut and pasted printed papers
Lorna Simpson (American, born Brooklyn, New York, 1960)
2018
Ini Archibong (American, born Pasadena, California 1983)
Sé Collections
2019–21
Orion Table, Ini Archibong  American, Glass, Carrara marble, Swiss
Multiple artists/makers
2021
Mido Chair, Jomo Tariku  Ethiopian American, Walnut veneer
Multiple artists/makers
2021
Tiger Ashtray (green), Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramics, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Tiger Ashtray (blue), Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramics, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Portrait Cup: Zora Neale Hurston, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramics, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Portrait Cup: Mae Jemison, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramic, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Portrait Cup: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramics, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Portrait Cup: Henrietta Lacks, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramics, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Ini Archibong (American, born Pasadena, California 1983)
Sé Collections
2019–21
Justice of Ezili, Fabiola Jean-Louis  Haitian, Paper, gold, Swarovski crystals, lapis lazuli, labradorite, brass, ink, and resin., American
Fabiola Jean-Louis (Haitian, born 1978)
2021
Thriving and Potential, Displaced (Again and Again and...), Njideka Akunyili Crosby  Nigerian, Inkjet print on vinyl.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby (Nigerian, born Enugu, 1983)
2021
Portrait Cup: Gabrielle Union, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramics, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Portrait Cup: Horace Pippin, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramics, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Portrait Cup: Frederick Douglass, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramics, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Plate: Stacey Abrams, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramics, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Plate: Nina Simone, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramic, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Plate: Beyonce, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramics, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Plate: Alma Thomas, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramics, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Grafitti Truck Bowl 1, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramic, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Grafitti Truck Bowl 2, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramic, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Grafitti Truck Bowl 3, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramic, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Grafitti Truck Bowl 4, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramic, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Crown Ashtray (MLK), Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramic, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Grafitti Cup 3, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramic, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Grafitti Cup 4, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramic, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Grafitti Cup 5, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramic, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Grafitti Cup 6, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed ceramic, American
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
OUT / SIDE OF TIME, Jenn Nkiru, b. 1987  British, Five-channel digital video, black-and-white and color, sound, 6 min.
Jenn Nkiru, b. 1987 (British)
2021
Summer Azure, Tourmaline  American, Inkjet dye sublimation on aluminium (exhibition copy), American
Tourmaline (American, born Boston, Massachusetts, 1983)
2020
Morning Cloak, Tourmaline  American, Inkjet dye sublimation on aluminium (exhibition copy), American
Tourmaline (American, born Boston, Massachusetts, 1983)
2020
Vernus 3, Ini Archibong  American, Glass, galvanized steel
Multiple artists/makers
2020
Digable Underground, Roberto Lugo  American, Glazed stoneware, enamel paint, and luster
Roberto Lugo (American, born Philadelphia 1981)
2021
Iya Ati Omo, Yinka Ilori  British-Nigerian, Beech wood, enamel paint, brass, and cotton
Yinka Ilori (British-Nigerian, born London, 1987)
2016
Mollo Oa Leifo – Mme (“fire in the hearth – Mother”), Atang Tshikare  South African, Singed beech wood and rubber wood, woven grass, textile, bronze, and glass beads
Atang Tshikare (South African, born 1980)
2021
Mollo Oa Leifo – Ngoanana (“fire in the hearth – Girl”), Atang Tshikare  South African, Singed beech wood and rubber wood, woven grass, textile, bronze, and glass beads
Atang Tshikare (South African, born 1980)
2021
Sandi Conical Vase, Andile Dyalvane  South African, Glazed ceramic
Andile Dyalvane (South African, born 1978)
Imiso Studio (Imiso Studio, 2005)
2020
Handpinched Vase, Zizipho Poswa  South African, Glazed ceramic
Zizipho Poswa (South African, born 1979)
Imiso Studio (Imiso Studio, 2005)
2020
Handpinched Vase, Zizipho Poswa  South African, Glazed ceramic
Zizipho Poswa (South African, born 1979)
Imiso Studio (Imiso Studio, 2005)
2020
Fat conical vase, Zizipho Poswa  South African, Glazed ceramic
Zizipho Poswa (South African, born 1979)
Imiso Studio (Imiso Studio, 2005)
2020
Imbizo Stool, Chuma Maweni  South African, Carved glazed ceramic
Chuma Maweni (South African, born 1976)
2018–21
Imbizo Table, Chuma Maweni  South African, Carved glazed ceramic, carved and ebonized Kiaat wood
Chuma Maweni (South African, born 1976)
2018–21
Imbizo Stool, Chuma Maweni  South African, Carved glazed ceramic
Chuma Maweni (South African, born 1976)
2018–21
Magodi - Noxolo, Zizipho Poswa  South African, Glazed ceramic
Zizipho Poswa (South African, born 1979)
2020
Umwonyo, Andile Dyalvane  South African, Glazed ceramic
Andile Dyalvane (South African, born 1978)
2019
Miyale Ya Blue, Cyrus Kabiru  Kenyan, Steel and found objects
Cyrus Kabiru (Kenyan, born 1984)
2020

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Dates
November 5, 2021–Ongoing
Free with Museum admission