Video: Colette Omogbai: “Man Loves What Is Sweet and Obvious”

Born in Edo state, Nigeria, in 1942, Colette Oluwabamise Omogbai exhibited surrealist paintings at the Mbari Club in Ibadan in 1963 at the invitation of Black Orpheus founder Ulli Beier.⁠

Visitor Experience Floor Lead Laura Moreno shares a closer look at one work, Untitled (Agony), c. 1963, currently on view in Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club.


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Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club was made possible in part by major funding from National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Getty Foundation Paper Project, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the IFPDA Foundation. The Wyeth Foundation for American Art provided support for the exhibition catalogue.