KONGO across the WATERS

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Saturday May 17, 2014 - Sunday September 21, 2014
      9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Location: The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Pkwy Atlanta, GA 30307
  • Phone: (404) 865-7100
  • URL: http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/
  • Email:
  • Fee(s):
    $8 Adults; $6 Seniors, Military Personnel, and Students; Free 16 and under.
  • Extras:
Contact

deshawn.jenkins@iac.gatech.edu

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Full Summary: This magnificent collection showcases art and artifacts from one of the world’s premier collections at the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium and from collections across the U.S.

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A part of Africa Atlanta 2014, this magnificent collection showcases art and artifacts from one of the world’s premier collections at the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium and from collections across the U.S.

The inspiration and anchor for Africa Atlanta 2014, KONGO across the WATERS will explore connections between the art and culture of the Kongo peoples of western Central Africa and African American art and culture in the United States. The exhibition will address cultural and artistic themes within Kongo culture, beginning with the ancient Kongo kingdom that encompassed parts of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Republic of the Congo and Gabon. Themes will include the arts of leadership, religion, and daily life interpreted within historical, archaeological, linguistic, musicological, anthropological and art historical contexts.

KONGO across the WATERS is a collaborative project by the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida and the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium.

Museum Hours are:
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 4:45pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:45pm

Africa Atlanta 2014 is a citywide, year-long series of events highlighting Atlanta as a nexus for reinventing the cultural and economic bonds among Africa, Europe, and America. Running from October 2013 through Fall 2014, nearly 50 art exhibitions, performances, cinema, and multi-disciplinary conferences, seminars, and symposia encompass the realms of arts & culture, business & innovation, education, and global affairs. A highlight is KONGO across the WATERS, an exhibition from one of the world’s premier African art collections - the Royal Museum of Central Africa.

Africa Atlanta 2014 is presented by Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts with the Consulate General of Belgium and the Africa Atlanta Partners, a collaboration of twenty-five organizations that includes the city’s premier universities, arts and community organizations, business and industry, the City of Atlanta, Fulton County, federal and consular agencies. Visit www.africaatlanta.org for a comprehensive schedule of activities.


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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
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Groups

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Office of International Education, Arts @ Tech

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
Categories
Arts and Performance
Keywords
Africa Atlanta 2014
Status
  • Created By: Beth Godfrey
  • Workflow Status: Draft
  • Created On: Jan 16, 2014 - 6:55am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:23pm