Sahel: Art and Empires
on the Shores of the Sahara

The Met

This exhibition presents a complex and layered history of Sahelian art and civilizations, from prehistory to the eve of colonialism. The design intent is to expand these layers, parsing the material to promote a conscious reading, rather than serving the visitor with a single linear narrative.

The exhibition is spatially presented as two parts: a chronological survey of artworks from the region and a series of thematic sections that provide a broader context within which to understand these works. The visitor is able to navigate freely, guided by clear titles displayed along the central axis.


Alisa LaGamma, curator
Yaëlle Biro, associate curator
Gina Shin, graphic designer
Alexandre Viault, graphic desginer

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