Explore CollectionsTwentieth-Century Artists

Seydou Keïta (Malian, 1921–2001), Sans titre (Untitled), ca. 1950, gelatin silver print, purchase, 2017.109.

The collection notably includes art of the twentieth century representing principal art movements, clubs, schools, and collectives in modern African art history. Seminal artists such as Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Iba N’Diaye, Twins Seven Seven, Sanlé Sory, and Seydou Keïta are among those in the collection whose art reflects creative production and artistic achievement in the early postcolonial period.