Njideka Akunyili Crosby:
I Refuse to be Invisible

January 28, 2016 - April 24, 2016

The Norton Museum of Art is organizing the first survey of work by Njideka Akunyili Crosby (Nigerian, b. 1983) to be presented January 28 – April 24, 2016.  

In her large scale works that comprise both painting and collage Akunyili Crosby speaks of navigating life as an African in America. With an emphasis on the figure in familial, domestic settings, the artist creates compositions that appear as views into everyday life; yet, upon closer observation, are careful constructions that are subtly subversive.

Akunyili Crosby received her BA with honors in 2004 from Swarthmore College before completing a Post-Baccalaureate at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2006. She earned her MFA in 2011 from Yale University. This presentation of 15 paintings will be Akunyili Crosby’s premiere solo exhibition at a museum. 


The Njideka Akunyili Crosby: I Refuse to be Invisible catalogue is available for purchase in the Museum Store. Visit Museum Store page for hours or call (561) 832-5196 x1153.

This will be the fifth RAW -Recognition of Art by Women- exhibition made possible by the Leonard and Sophie Davis/MLDauray Arts Initiative.