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Footsteps to You - African Art Exhibit - February 22 - March 16

Footsteps to You - African Art Exhibit - February 22 - March 16

Footsteps to You - African Art Exhibit - February 22 - March 16

Footsteps to You

African Art Exhibit, Lecture, and Tour in Celebration of Black History Month

Three-week-long exhibit features art and artifacts from the Black Voice Foundation for Media, History and the Arts Collection; Curator of African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum to speak at Feb. 22 reception.

Formal Opening, Lecture & Community Reception
Friday, February 22, 2013
11:00am - 1:30pm

Exhibit Dates:
February 22 through March 16, 2013
in the Tomas Rivera Library Lobby, UCR

With a desire to inspire future generations, we are sharing the accumulation of artifacts, mementos and art from our walk through history. The collection includes over primary source artfacts from Africa that includes tribes, cultures and traditions that lead us back to current products we may be familiar with.

The reception will host a special Guest Lecture by Hari Jones who is the Assistant Director and Curator of the Washington, D.C. - based African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum.

Following the lecture, there will be a reception and guided tour.


Sponsored by:
The University of California, Riverside Libraries, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, AVC -- Dean of Students, African Student Programs, and TRiO Scholars Program in cooperation with the Black Voice Foundation Inc.

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"Footsteps to You" which includes the Isaacs collection, is an exhibit that shares stories of historic experiences with the people throughout many African na5ons and leads us to the beginning of the Underground Railroad.

The Tree of Life, Tanzania to Northern Mozambique. 24 in x 20 in. The Makonde are noted for their exceptional wood carvings in African blackwood, or mpingo. The most notable carving theme is "Tree of Life" or "people poles."

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