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Fortune, Courage, Love
 
2/2/16 thru 3/5/16
Piedmont Arts

Fortune, Courage, Love: Arts of Africa’s Akan and Kuba Kingdoms from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

With guidance from Richard Woodward, founding curator of the African art collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Piedmont Arts hosts this original exhibition highlighting royal life in Africa through the decorative arts. Linking history, statesmanship, and tradition, this exhibition will travel the continent with a special focus on comparing the traditions of the Kuba kingdom in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Akan culture in Ghana. Traditional masks, personal jewelry, woven textiles and other regalia bring the customs of African kings to our region.

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Above image:

African, Akan culture, Ghana
Man's Wrapper (Kente cloth), 20th century
Rayon or silk
122½"L x 90½"W
311.15 cm x 229.87 cm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund
Photo: Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Homepage image:

African, Kuba Culture (Zaire),
Mukenga Mask, 19th – 20th century
Raffia, cloth, leopard skin, wood, cowrie shells, glass beads, string
19½”H x 17”W x 22”D
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund.
Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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