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June 23, 2010 - November 28, 2010
Museum: African Art Museum
Sponsor: African Art Museum
Location: Sublevel 2
By tracing the story of the beautiful coiled basket on two continents, Grass Roots demonstrates the enduring contribution of African peoples and cultures to American life in southeastern United States. On view are approximately 200 objects, including baskets made in Africa and the American South, African sculptures, paintings from the Charleston Renaissance, and historic photos and videos. The exhibition also reveals how a simple farm tool, once used for processing rice, has become an important tool for making coiled baskets in the South.
Videos (running continuously)
Exhibition Catalogue: $35 (paper); $60 (cloth)