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Creative Africa

1 continent, 5 exhibitions, 1 season

From 30 April 2016
Philadelphia Museum of Art | Philadelphia, USA

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents five exhibitions covering a broad spectrum of the arts from across the African continent, ranging from historical works of art to contemporary fashion, photography, design, and architecture.

The centerpiece is Look Again: Contemporary Perspectives on African Art, (14 May-25 Sep 2016). This major exhibition examines the rich artistic heritage of West and Central Africa, offering an unprecedented opportunity to discover connections between centuries-old traditions and contemporary artistic practices.

The other four exhibitions in Creative Africa will be: Three Photographers/Six Cities (30 Apr-25 Sep 2016), Vlisco: African Fashion on a Global Stage (30 Apr-22 Jan 2017), The Architecture of Francis Kéré: Building for Community (14 May-25 Sep 2016), and Threads of Tradition (30 Apr 2016-Jan 2017).

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Nouvelle Histoire collection, 2011, designed by Sasja Strengholt, Deux d’Amsterdam, for Vlisco. Photograph by Carmen Kemmink. From Vlisco: African Fashion on a Global Stage.

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