The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Hannah Beachler and Michelle Commander reimagine the period room through the lens of Afrofuturism. This “period room” project is a milestone in the decolonization of the museum and the history of interiors The Met’s description: “Seneca Village—a vibrant nineteenth-century community of predominantly Black landowners and tenants—flourished in an area just west of The Met, in what is now Central Park. By the 1850s, the village comprised some fifty homes, three churches, multiple cemeteries, a school, and many gardens. It represented both an escape from the crowded and dangerous confines of lower Manhattan and a site of opportunity, ownership, freedom,Read More →