Thursday, 30 May 2013

Majestic African Textiles at IMA

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MAJESTIC AFRICAN TEXTILES

May 3, 2013-March 2, 2014

Gerald and Dorit Paul Galleries, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Free

“The new exhibition Majestic African Textiles presents a spectacular array of royal and prestige cloths, masking and ritual garments, and superbly beaded and embellished objects. Featuring more than 60 pieces drawn from the IMA’s permanent collection and augmented with a few major loans, the show highlights a significant and diverse group of richly patterned and elaborately decorated textiles from North and sub-Saharan Africa.

Organized geographically and representing various African ethnic groups, Majestic African Textiles is the first exhibition at the IMA to gather together a large number of these prized pieces to showcase their splendor and significance.”

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