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Step Inside of This African Exhibit for a Look at Some Historical Artwork

In keeping with the history of African art collecting practices, the African collection is rooted in traditional media such as wood, metal, and textiles and derives from established creative traditions. However, many works date from the mid-20th century to the present and give insights into global exchanges that have taken place on the continent for centuries.

For example, the spectacular Yoruba egungun masquerade costumes are made from an array of fabrics, including many imported from Europe and dating to the 1930s. A defining acquisition of the collection is Skunder Boghossian’s Night Flight of Dread and Delight (1964), the first piece of modern/contemporary art by an African artist collected by the Museum.

The African collection is unbound, inviting conversations across cultural zones. Visitors are encouraged to consider the meaning, significance, use, and stylistic trends seen among works both within this gallery. This is an exhibit that you want to see!

The Heights at La Salle Apartments, the premier apartments in Durham, North Carolina, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event!

Event Time/Date:
Sunday, August 19, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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