I just saw this exhibit and I highly recommend it. The postcards and photos are a great help, pedagogically and to see the old patinas and quality of the ancient wood and ceramics up close is fantastic. A striking contrast to the wood used in the last 80 years, largely because those old growth forests are sadly now gone...
if you cannot get there, the companion catalog is worth getting:
--- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com, Lee Rubinstein <leerubinstein@...> wrote:
> This may be of interest to those residing in or traveling to the NYC area from now until the end of January (29) 2012:
> Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures at the Metropolitan Museum
> Review by Holland Cotter