May 7, 2016 – November 6, 2016
Rotunda Projects: Yinka Shonibare MBE
The inaugural exhibition for Rotunda Projects comprises four figures from Yinka Shonibare MBE’s series Rage of the Ballet Gods. The figures will be on view in the museum’s rotunda from May 7 to Nov. 6, 2016, as part of the museum’s year-long centennial celebration.
The Rotunda Projects series will engage visitors with experimental, provocative, and compelling works in a variety of styles and employing diverse materials created by internationally recognized and emerging artists.
Yinka Shonibare MBE
Butterfly Kid (boy), 2015
Fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, silk, metal, globe, leather and steel baseplate
50 x 29 1/2 x 34 5/8 in.
© Yinka Shonibare MBE. Courtesy James Cohan, New York.
Photo: Stephen White
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