Late Night Talk: The Power of Gold

Dallas, United States

April 20, 2018 - April 20, 2018 Lecture April 20, 2018 April 20, 2018 Europe/London Late Night Talk: The Power of Gold 1717 North Harwood: Dallas, United States

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The new exhibition The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana includes over 200 gleaming gold items of regalia, colorful and intricately woven silk kente cloth, ceremonial furniture, state swords, linguist staffs, and other significant objects related to Asante royals from the 19th through the 21st centuries. Founded around 1701, the Asante kingdom was a very powerful polity in West Africa whose wealth derived from the gold trade with North Africa and Europe. The Power of Gold reveals the splendor of Asante regalia through objects from private and public collections, including works from the DMA. Join Dr. Roslyn A. Walker, Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific and The Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art, to explore highlights and key themes from the exhibition.

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