Image: Ousmane Sow, Toussaint Louverture et la vieille esclave, 1989. Mixed media. Museum purchase, through exchange from Emil Eisenberg and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins, and with funds from Stuart Bohart and Barbara Portman, 2009-8-1. Photograph by Franko Khoury.
Date: Saturday, November 20
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: National Museum of African Art
mezzanine, sub-level 1
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Take Metro to Smithsonian Station
“Senegalese artist Ousmane Sow will make a rare appearance at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art to speak about his striking work, Toussaint Louverture et la vieille esclave (Toussaint Louverture and the elderly slave). The towering figure of Haitian leader Toussaint Louverture commemorates the bicentennial of the French Revolution and is the centerpiece of the museum’s new exhibition, African Mosaic: Celebrating a Decade of Collecting. The artist will discuss his monumental sculptures with his wife, photographer and filmmaker Béatrice Soulé. The event is free and open to the public.”