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Grace Kwami Sculpture: an Artist's Book by Atta Kwami

November 23, 1994 – April 16, 1995

Museum: African Art Museum

Location: Point of View Gallery, Sublevel 1

A 48-page book created by Ghanaian artist Atta Kwami (b. 1956) explores artwork by his mother Grace Salome Kwami. A work of art in itself, the book opens like the legs of a spider (ananse). In Ghanaian culture, the character Anansi is the custodian of wisdom and a symbol of ingenuity.