Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time

Illinois, United States

January 26, 2019 - July 21, 2019 Exhibition January 26, 2019 July 21, 2019 Europe/London Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston: Illinois, United States

Event Details

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa is the first major exhibition addressing the scope of Saharan trade and the shared history of West Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe from the eighth to sixteenth centuries. Weaving stories about interconnected histories, the exhibition showcases the objects and ideas that connected at the crossroads of the medieval Sahara and celebrates West Africa’s historic and under-recognised global significance. Presenting more than 250 artworks spanning five centuries and a vast geographic expanse, the exhibition features unprecedented loans from partner institutions in Mali, Morocco, and Nigeria, many of which will be seen in North America for the first time.


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