Public Programs Coordinator Connor Kilian discusses artworks by Twins Seven-Seven on view in Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club.
Born in 1944, Twins Seven-Seven is considered one of the most important artists from the Osogbo school in Nigeria. He painted, drew, sculpted, and designed textiles and metalwork, as well as being an accomplished musician and dancer.
Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club is on view through May 7.
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.