The Art and Artifacts Division collects, documents, preserves, and interprets art and artifacts by and about peoples of African heritage throughout the world. Fine and applied art and material culture objects from the seventeenth century to the present are collected, with emphasis on the visual arts of the twentieth century in the United States and Africa.
Image caption: Detail from “Yellow Rocker,” 1935–1943 (approximate). Art and Artifacts Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library. Explore more in the Library's Digital Collections.