EXHIBITIONS AT THE MUSEUM
Culture, Currency, Continuity:
Cowrie Shells in African Art
February 2022 - January 2023
Throughout Africa, cowrie shells carry cultural clout beyond monetary value, functioning as symbols of prestige, adornment for initiation, and used as tools for divination. Their significance and versatility within multiple contexts on the African continent are observable in their prominence in many forms of African Art.
Sound and Spirit:
Music, Storytelling, Dance
February 2019 - March 2020
With the beat of a drum, the pluck of a harp string, or the melodic tune of a balafon, African musical instruments have played an important role throughout history as a way to connect with ancestral spirits.
Hair, Culture, History
February 2021 - January 2022
This exhibit was created to shed light on the functionalities of hair across cultures, this exhibition has been broken down into four main categories to include status, gender, initiation, and adornment. These are to draw focus on the importance and language of hair in an African context.
And the Children Speak:
The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused a lot of stress, disruptions, and changes in our everyday life.
And the Children Speak is a virtual exhibit that serves as a platform for our youth to express their feelings on the events of 2020 through a creative outlet.