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Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 10 AM The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room transforms a 19th-century domestic interior into a space untethered by time. Like traditional period rooms, the installation is a fabrication of a domestic space that assembles furnishings and works of art to represent a fixed moment in time. However, this new space unsettles the very idea of a period room by embracing the African and African diasporic belief that the past, present, and future are interconnected. Powered by Afrofuturism, this speculative home is activated through vision, sound, and storytelling, furnished with a range of works from The Met collection—from Bamileke beadwork and 19th-century American ceramics to contemporary art and design—that foreground generations of Black creativity.

Ongoing.

Part of: Afrofuturism

Free with museum admission

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue | Manhattan

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