DuSable Museum of African American History Announces Sixteen Pieces Exhibition

The DuSable Museum of African American History will present Sixteen Pieces an exhibition open April 1, 2011 – June 26, 2011.

Sixteen Pieces is an exhibition of visual art based on the sacred literature of the Yoruba people of West Africa. There are seventeen paintings in the collection and artists from Nigeria, Ghana, Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, the United States and the United Kingdom that represent the Yoruba Diaspora. These artists were chosen through the Yoruba divination tradition to interpret verses from the ancient wisdom system known as Ifa. Taken together, these works gives insight into the Yoruba worldview of life, death, transformation and rebirth. Each painting interprets a specific body or book of literature that deals with the human experience as seen in the Yoruba tradition. Along with each work will be a summary of the particular story or message that the artists is trying to interpret, In addition to the painting, there will be displayed some of the sacred artifacts used in the Yoruba divination ritual with photographs and video of their use.

Organized by Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Foundation.

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60637

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