This exhibit details the collision of myriad cultures on the Swahili coast in East Africa—a historic crossroads for peoples not only from Africa but also from the Arabian Peninsula, Asia and Europe. Objects on view from a variety of places and time periods allow viewers to trace the influences of trade and cross-cultural pollination on artistic forms and motifs.
World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean
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May 9, 2018 – December 31, 2019 all-day
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART