Through African Eyes: The European in African Art,
1500—Present

September 25, 2010—January 9, 2011Bookmark and Share
Location: Bloch Building, Gallery L14

Public Programs

Common Impressions, Different Voices:
The Stories Behind Through African Eyes   
 
Thursday, November 4
6–7 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium
Free; click here for tickets    

The exhibition Through African Eyes opened at the Detroit Institute of Arts to critical acclaim after nearly 10 years of planning.  Join Curator Nii Quarcoopome as he shares insights into the field research that constituted the exhibition’s foundation, the process of assembling relevant works and the collaborations between curator and specialists who contributed to the exhibition’s interpretation.

Performance: The Kusun Ensemble
Saturday, November 6
1–2 p.m., Repeated 3–4 p.m.
Atkins Auditorium  
Free; click here for tickets 

The Kusun Ensemble is a remarkable group of musicians and dancers based in Ghana, West Africa. Founded by Nii Tettey Tetteh, the group includes past members of Ghana’s National Ballet and The Pan African Orchestra. The ensemble has developed a new brand of music and dance they have dubbed Nokoko, which blends the authentic sounds of traditional instruments with the exuberance of highlife  music and the complexity of African Jazz. 

Family Performance: Mady Kouyate
Friday, November 26,
5–6 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium
Free; click here for tickets

Mady Kouyate plays the kora, a traditional 21-stringed lute-harp played by the griot families of Africa. He holds the position of a living history book of the Mandingo people in the region of Mali, West Africa.  Kouyate presents an authentic African program, with call and response singing and rhythmic playing that interacts with the audience.

Second Friday Happy Hour
Hosted by Young Friends of Art
Friday, November 12
6–8 p.m. | Lens 2 
No reservations

Visit the provocative exhibition Through African Eyes and learn how to join our exciting Young Friends of Art group. Cash bar with special prices for members.

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