Echoes of Africa Exhibition | Upcoming Events in San Diego

Echoes of Africa celebrates the classical and contemporary artistic traditions of African and African American artists. This two-part exhibit features African artifacts from San Diego Mesa College’s World Cultures Art Collection, paired with works of art produced by local contemporary artists. A dynamic group of artifacts will be on display, showcasing objects that demonstrate the mastery of African artisans in metal, wood, ceramics, beadwork and textiles. The Fine Arts gallery will highlight works by contemporary local artists in conversation with selected African artifacts, echoing and responding to aspects of their materials, symbolism and creative process. The exhibition pays homage to the continued cultural and artistic influence of African art on African-American artists and celebrates our connection to the spirit and history of African and African-American culture.

Curated by Dr. Denise Rogers and features work by Andrea Chung, Angie Jennings, Christopher Lloyd Tucker, Maxx Moses and Jermaine Adeshola Williams.

*****The opening reception will take place on June 4e, 2022 at 12:00 sharp in the 1st floor courtyard with a special performance by the World Beat Center African Drum & Dance group. After the performance, guests will be welcomed to the exhibition spaces, both in the Bibliothèque Populaire on the 1st floor and in the Galerie des Beaux-Arts on the 9th floor. Refreshments will be served.*****

It is a free event.

Dates: 04/06/22 – 20/08/22

Central Library Art Gallery | 330, boul. of the Park | San Diego, CA 92101 | 619-238-6690

Gallery opening hours:

Monday and Tuesday, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Close on Sunday

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