A Legacy of Collecting: African and Oceanic Art from the Barbier-Mueller Museum at The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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Authors: Viviane Baeke, Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, Joshua Bell, David Berliner, Yaëlle Biro, Daniela Bognolo, Claire Boullier, Alain-Michel Boyer, Jeremy Coote, Michael Gunn, Ingrid Heermann, Anita Herle, Lorenz Homberger, Steven Hooper, Kirk Huffman, Manuel Perez Jordán, Christian Kaufmann, Eric Kjellgren, Alisa LaGamma, Floriane Morin, Catherine and Michel Orliac, Louis Perrois, Alain Person, Deborah Waite, Boris Wastiau

151 pages, 45 plates, 33 colour and black and white illustrations

In a collaborative effort between the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this publication and the exhibition it accompanies provide an overview of thirty-seven masterpieces of African and Oceanic art from the Barbier-Mueller collection. The catalogue entries, written by a range of specialists, describe the stylistic and contextual history of each work, and three introductory essays by members of the curatorial staff of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum explore their significance as part of an ongoing legacy of Western connoisseurship and collecting.

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Weight 2 kg