The Cooper Gallery presents “WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Through Times and Place”

  • Ongoing: until Thursday, December 21, 2017
  • Tuesday: 10:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

*Date Change*

October 4-December 21, 2017, TUE-SAT 10 AM-4 PM.

Opening Reception Tue, Oct. 3 6-8 pm

Internationally acclaimed dramatist, social critic, and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka is an avid collector of African artworks including those from his home country of Nigeria. The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center in Harvard Square will feature two dozen of these hand-selected pieces in WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Across Times and Place.

Curated by New York University professor Awam Amkpa, the exhibition places masks, head-dresses, dolls, busts, vessels, weapons and more — made of wood, brass and other materials — in conversation with works by contemporary artists Peju Alatise, Moyo Okediji, Olu Amoda, Chris Abani and Peter Badejo.

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art
Hutchins Center at Harvard University
102 Mount Auburn Road
Cambridge, MA 02138



This event was posted Aug. 25, 2017 and last updated Sept. 12, 2017