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WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Through Times and Place

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center
Thu., Sep. 14, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Through Times and Place

Opening Reception Tue., Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.

Internationally acclaimed dramatist, social critic, and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka is an avid collector of African artworks including those from his home country of Nigeria. The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center in Harvard Square will feature two dozen of these hand-selected pieces in WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Across Times and Place. 

Curated by New York University professor Awam Amkpa, the exhibition places masks, head-dresses, dolls, busts, vessels, weapons and more — made of wood, brass and other materials — in conversation with works by contemporary artists Peju Alatise, Moyo Okediji, Olu Amoda, Chris Abani and Peter Badejo.

Gazette Classification: Art/Design, Exhibitions
Organization/Sponsor: Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art
Cost: Free
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Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:00