Olumide Egunlae; Kora Beauty, 1988
The Big Continent: Africa
August 1 – August 5Africa is full of exotic beauty from the amazing pyramids of Egypt, to the rural towns and villages of South Africa, representing rich and colorful cultures that make up the second largest continent. This week we will explore the sculptures, jewelry, and architecture throughout Africa’s art history. We will draw inspiration from the wealth of art found on this continent, such as King Tut and the Great Sphinx of Giza, the bronze sculptures of the Yoruba people of Benin, the elegant basketry of Botswana or the unique designs of the Kuba cloth of Congolese artists. Ideas are limitless as we visit the land of the pyramids and the vast and wild savannas of Africa! Artists: Olumide Egunlae, Thandiwe Muriu, Wangechi Mutu, Ntombephi Ntobela, Enfant Precoce, Cheri Samba.