Fortune, Courage, Love:
Arts of Africa’s Akan and Kuba Kingdoms from the
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Opening Reception: First Thursday, April 2 from 6-8 p.m.
March 28 – July 12, 2015
Organized by William King Museum of Art Curator Leila Cartier, in collaboration with Richard B. Woodward, Curator of African Art the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, this exhibition highlights the spectacular arts of African royalty. Linking history, statesmanship, and tradition, this exhibition will focus on the extraordinary design of regalia and related arts of the Kuba kingdom in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the kingdoms of Ghana’s Akan people. Traditional masks, personal jewelry, woven textiles and other regalia bring the customs of African kings to our region.
Image: African, Ewe culture, Ghana
Man’s Wrapper (Kente cloth), 20th century, Rayon.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund
Photo: Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts