This recently installed exhibition explores the roles of metal objects in sustaining, unifying and enhancing life in African communities, while demonstrating the aesthetic and expressive power of metal arts.
Peace, Power and Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa Gold Ensemble
Harn Museum of Art Curator of African Art Susan Cooksey discusses a gold ensemble on view in “Peace, Power and Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa.”
Coffee with the Curators
In Praise of Africanist Interns of the Harn’s Curatorial Department
I have enjoyed and benefited from working with interns from the University of Florida and other institutions for over 17 years, and noted that they have become an increasingly vital part of the Harn. Adding their creative and innovative ideas as they perform a multitude of tasks that are essential to...
Harn at Home
Mending with Metal
Watch the video to discover the art of mending and to examine differing views on breakage and perfection. In the Banyankole and Banyarwanda Vessel with Lid (inkongoro with umutemeri) and the Japanese Incense container (Kogo), cracks are mended with metal. On both objects, light reflects off the metal, creating strong contrasts between the...