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Photo courtesy of Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

Stories Without An End: Women In African Art

Jan 18 – Apr 21
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Every Tue-Sun12pm – 5pm
Next: 12:00pm on Mar 26
General Admission$5
Children (12 and under)Free!
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Description

The exhibition Stories Without an End: Power, Beauty and Wisdom of Women in African Art of the Mehta Collection includes a selection of 50 classically carved wooden sculptures and masks drawn from the collection of Dileep and Martha Mehta. The exhibition represents art from more than 25 ethnic groups spanning 12 countries. These objects are gathered into thematic groups including women in governance, maternity, idealized beauty, and female ancestors. Stories Without an End was inspired in part by the work of the Grandmother Project (GMP) an American 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and a Senegalese NGO with representatives throughout the USA and abroad. GMP, with headquarters in Senegal, works with elders in West African villages to fight the maltreatment of young girls. This exhibition was developed by Elizabeth H. Peterson, OUMA director, and organized by Amanda Hellman, PhD, curator of African art, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University.

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