Africans in art of the Renaissance

With European exploration and expansion during the Renaissance came renewed ties with Africa. Such ties, as presented in art, are the focus of a new exhibit at the Walters Art Museum in New York City, Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe.

The exhibit features works by Dürer, Rubens, Veronese and others unknown to many students of the time period. Holland Cotter of the New York Times reviews the exhibition online.