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January 2022

Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa

January 28 at 8:00 am - April 3 at 5:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The exhibition Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa explores the roles of metal objects in sustaining, unifying, and enhancing life in African communities while demonstrating the aesthetic and expressive power of metal arts. For millennia, African metalsmiths have drawn upon the inherent power and beauty of metal to create dazzling and enduring objects, including body adornment and currency items, for proclaiming wealth and social status; staffs, scepters, weaponry, and other regalia as emblems of leadership and authority; and amulets and…

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February 2022

Virtual ‘Peace, Power & Prestige’ Curator Conversation

February 11 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Susan Cooksey (Harn Museum of Art) in conversation with Victoria L. Rovine (Art History, UNC-Chapel Hill) Join the Ackland Art Museum for a free virtual conversation about Peace, Power & Prestige, with exhibition curator Dr. Susan Cooksey (Curator Emerita of African Art, Harn Museum of Art) and Victoria Rovine (Professor of African Art History, Department of Art and Art History, UNC-Chapel Hill). Learn about highlights of this exhibition, which explores the roles of metal objects in sustaining, unifying, and enhancing…

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