Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women

October 24, 2018 – February 2, 2020

Fabrice Monteiro b. 1972, Namur, Belgium;  Works in Dakar, Senegal Signare #1 2011;  Exhibition print. Courtesy Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

National Museum of African Art
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In the cities of the West African nation of Senegal, stylish women have often used jewelry as part of an overall strategy of exhibiting their elegance and prestige. Rooted in the Wolof concept of sanse (dressing up, looking and feeling good), Good as Gold examines the production, display, and circulation of gold in Senegal as it celebrates a significant gift of gold jewelry to the National Museum of African Art’s collection.