African Art

  • July 12, 2012   BY Extra DA 

    From a gigantic rainbow serpent fashioned out of recycled jerry cans to a painting of girls dancing against a Milky Way backdrop, the Smithsonian’s “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” exhibit examines how African artists through time have looked to the sky, the sun, the moon and the stars for inspiration. Continue reading

  • May 9, 2012   BY Extra DA 

    From “Revisions,” an exhibition of Lalla Essaydi’s work at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. “My photographs grew out of the need I felt to document actual spaces, especially those of my childhood,” Lalla Essaydi says. Continue reading