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<p>The recent celebration of Benin Kingdom Arts and Culture community event at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was a big draw. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)</p>

The recent celebration of Benin Kingdom Arts and Culture community event at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was a big draw. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

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New MFA Boston gallery offers rare view of ancient Edo culture

With a diverse crowd of over 250 people, it was no ordinary evening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At the opening of the Benin Kingdom Gallery, many gathered to celebrate and witness the history, art and culture of the Edo people, who inhabit the ancient kingdom located in present-day Nigeria.