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Medieval West Africa at the Gardner Museum on June 8

June 8, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Gardner Museum

The presentation “Going for the Gold: Art and Trade in Medieval West Africa” will give an overview of some of the major traditions of West African sculpture from the 10th century CE to the 16th century, with beautiful examples of art from Nigeria (Igbo-Ukwu, Ife, and Benin Kingdom) and Mali (Djenne). Dr. Jean M. Borgatti, Fulbright Scholar (2002-2003, 2014-2015), and Professor of Fine and Applied Arts at University of Benin – Nigeria (2013-2017), is a Visiting Scholar at Clark University and Boston University, and Consulting Curator for African, Oceanic, First Peoples’ Art at Fitchburg Art Museum.


Registration is required

Museum hosted reception 6:30-7 prior to presentation 7-8



June 8, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Gardner Museum
28 Pearl St
Gardner, MA
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