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Ackland Art Museum

101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+1.919.966.5736

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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