Talking History in Material Culture: Igbo and Akan Signs in Early Virginia

Ridderhof Martin Gallery 

January 25-March 2, 2007

Opening Reception: 5-7pm January 25, 2007

Organized in conjunction with guest curator Rachek Malcolm- Woods, the exhibition follows the transmission of African culture to the New World , specifically antebellum Virginia, and demonstrates the existence and survival of Igbo and Akan cultures despite the subjugation of slavery. In the exhibit, Dr. Malcom-Woods incorporates cemetery stones, African textiles and other artifacts to demonstrate the existence of material culture in the United States that contain aesthetics of African origin.

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