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Metropolitan Museum Removes Sackler Name From Its Galleries

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has declared that the Sackler’s family name be removed from its exhibition halls after years of no longer accepting their contributions. The statement was made earlier this month, amid mounting on-going criticism over Sackler’s participation in the opioid crisis. Declaring the name be removed from seven […]

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Retelling the History of Seneca Village Through a Reimagined Afro-futurist Period Room at The Met

Earlier this month, The Met opened a first-of-its-kind period room inspired by domestic spaces of community members, predominantly African Americans who once lived in Seneca Village. Titled after Virginia Hamilton‘s legendary retellings of the Flying African tale Before Yesterday We Could Fly, the ongoing presentation embraces the African and African diasporic belief in the past, […]