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SIGHTLINES on Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa closes Sunday, December 31!

Works by contemporary artists Radcliffe Bailey, Sammy Baloji, Sharif Bey, Lubaina Himid, Bronwyn Katz, Kapwani Kiwanga, Abigail Lucien, Tsedaye Makonnen, Otobong Nkanga, Zohra Opoku, Julia Phillips, Nari Ward, and Amanda Williams are presented in conversation with staffs and figures by the Mande smiths of Mali; regalia of the Edo chiefs of Nigeria; sacred objects of the Tusian, Gan, and Lobi Peoples of Burkina Faso; ceremonial swords, gold weights, and personal adornment of the Akan people of Ghana; and currencies, ceremonial staffs, and weaponry from Congo.

Curated by Drew Thompson

Designed by AD-WO, the architecture firm of Emanuel Admassu and Jen Wood

SIGHTLINES on Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa includes an entirely new presentation of the metal objects that were previously on view in Peace, Power Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa, a touring exhibition curated by Susan Cooksey, former curator of African Art at the University of Florida’s Harn Museum of Art, and made possible with support from the UF Office of the Provost, Dr. Richard H. Davis and Mrs. Jeanne G. Davis, the C. Frederick and Aase B. Thompson Foundation, and the UF Office of Research, with additional support from other generous donors.

Support for SIGHTLINES is generously provided by the Scully Peretsman Foundation and other donors to Bard Graduate Center.