Saturday, February 15, 2020

Weekday Sketchers Celebrate Black History Month at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month by sketching the Met's newly opened exhibit  
Sehel Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara.

This exhibit traces the people who lived just south of the Sahara from 300 AD to the mid 1800's, where they ruled and traded with civilizations around the world.  It will be interesting to observe how time and events, such as the rise of Islam and the slave trade influenced their art. With more than 200 objects in wood, clay, metal and ceramics gathered from private collections and museums, we should have a wonderful day filling our sketchbooks!

Because we can't run out of things to sketch at the Met, join us even if this is not your preferred genre of art.  Sketch anywhere and join us for lunch to share a meal and your work. 

Equestrian, Bamana peoples, Bougouni District, Ouassabo, Mali (19th–20th century). Photo by Peter Zeray, ©the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at  Looking for us? Text/call Raylie at 201-978-6387.  Bring a stool and be prepared to work with dry materials. Bring lunch or purchase it in the cafeteria where we will gather to do our throw-down.



                NOTE: We will meet in the main hall an proceed to the exhibit at 10:15  If you arrive later, just look for us in the exhibit hall.

                         1000 5TH AVENUE AT 82ND ST

TRANSPORTATION:  4, 5, 6 to 86th St. 

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