"Sahel: art and empires on the shores of the Sahara" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
The exhibition "Sahel: art and empires on the shores of the Sahara" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, originally scheduled to close on May 10, 2020, has been extended due to the health crisis until October 26, 2020.
LP ART has relocated and installed the centerpieces of this first-of-its-kind exhibition that traces the legacy of the powerful states that flourished in the Sahelian regions through two hundred objects: sculptures in wood, stone, baked clay, and bronze; objects in gold and cast metal; woven and dyed textiles; and illuminated manuscripts.
Among the major works is a stone megalith from Dakar, which was dug up, lifted by crane, crated, and shipped by container to New York.
Also included is a gold pectoral, a Senegalese national treasure on loan from the Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire, which was shipped in hand luggage.
The other works were packed in cases and shipped by air.
LP ART will take care of the return of the works to Senegal, Mali, Niger and Mauritania.