Njideka Akunyili Crosby, The Beautyful Ones, Series #1c (detail), 2014, © Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Exhibition

The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Free admission

This focused exhibition of works by the Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby (born 1983), Yale MFA 2011, is the final show in the series of three exhibitions curated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hilton Als. Works are selected by Als in collaboration with the artist.

Akunyili Crosby is a leading contemporary artist whose work offers critical perspectives on postcolonial history and experience as well as transnational identities. She has been the subject of a sequence of high-profile and well-received solo exhibitions in both the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2019 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant.”

Credits

Hilton Als is a staff writer and theater critic for the New Yorker and Associate Professor of Writing at Columbia University. The organizing curator at the Center is Matthew Hargraves, Chief Curator of Art Collections. A related exhibition will be on view at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, in summer 2021.

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