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Global Forum: DMA Reception & Guided Tour
Guided Tour led by Dr. Roslyn A. Walker, Sr. Curator, The Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific & McDermott Curator of African Art, Dallas Museum of Art

Monday, June 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 

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6:00 PM Reception
6:30 PM Guided Tour
Dallas Museum of Art

Be dazzled by over 250 gleaming gold items of regalia, colorful and intricately woven silk kente cloth, ceremonial furniture, state swords, linguist staffs, and other significant objects related to Asante royals from the 19th through the 21st centuries. Founded around 1701 with wealth derived from the gold trade with North Africa and Europe, the Asante Kingdom was a very powerful polity in West Africa. The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana, inspired by works in the DMA’s collection and featuring objects from public and private collections, reveals the splendor of Asante regalia, much of which is made of gold.

Taken from the Dallas Museum of Art website

Image: Sword ornament in the form of a lion, Asante peoples, Nsuta, Ghana, Africa, c. mid–20th century, cast gold and felt, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc. 2010.2.McD

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