Kehinde Wiley features in St. Petersburg Museum's renovated collection galleries
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg debuts its renovated collection galleries to the public on Tuesday 27 October 2020. Included in this new presentation of the Museum's permanent collection is Kehinde Wiley's 'Leviathan Zodiac (The World Stage: Israel)', 2011 from the artist's celebrated series, 'The World Stage: Israel' which the Museum acquired in 2019.
“Wiley challenges and subverts long-held traditions of power within art history,” MFA Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill told Forbes.com. “With 'Leviathan Zodiac' as part of the MFA Collection and on view in the Museum's grand Great Hall, it is a reminder to us all that broad representations of people and experiences are deeply valuable to an encyclopedic institution.”