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Creative Africa at the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

Five exhibitions brimming with art from all throughout Africa

Creative Africa at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Creative Africa brings an expansive display of works from visionary artists all throughout Africa to the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building. Credit: G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

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Dates: May 14 – September 25, 2016

Overview

One season, five exhibitions. That’s what Creative Africa from the Philadelphia Museum of Art brings to the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building.

Discover an expansive display of works from visionary artists all throughout Africa, with mediums that range from contemporary photography and fashion to architecture and centuries-old sculpture.

The centerpiece, Art from Africa: Looking Closely, draws from the Penn Museum’s renowned African collection and spans 400 years, reflecting the diversity among the cultures of the continent. Bronze sculptures, full elephant tusks, textiles, carved wood and ritual figures will all be on view.

Throughout the five-month exhibition, a dynamic schedule of programs, artist talks, family festivals and community conversations will also take place. Highlights include a dance party with Liberian singer Fatu Gayflor and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, an interactive “Art Splash” for kids and performances by award-winning dancer and choreographer Nora Chipaumire.

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Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-8100
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