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The Cultural Museum of African Art is an experience created by African artifacts collector Eric Edwards, who has amassed one of the largest African art collections in the United States. In a journey of forty four years of carefully selecting these items, which date back to over four thousand years, he is now sharing this journey with the public in a museum setting of education and joy. The reason for creation of each artifact, will be shared, whether for religious, spiritual, protective, secretive, power, beauty, educational, as well as for utilitarian purposes are presented in an historic undertaking. African culture and history is learned through its art.
THE CENTER FOR ARTS & CULTURE AT RESTORATION ANNOUNCES RARE AFRICAN ART EXHIBIT
BROOKLYN IS AFRICA
A BOROUGH OF INCLUSION; A CONTINENT OF INVENTION
The African Artifacts Collection of Eric Edwards, the Founder and Executive Director of the Cultural Museum of African Art
The 50th Year Anniversary of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Skylight Gallery, 1368 Fulton Street, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY
| February 10 – April 28, 2017 | Tue – Sat, 1 – 6 PM
“The story of Eric Edward’s collection is, in many ways, the story of Restoration,” stated Dr. Indira Etwaroo, Executive Director, The Center for Arts & Culture at Restoration. “This is a man who has devoted his life to cherishing and preserving that which symbolizes the most precious, beautiful and human aspects of who we are as a people and presents that to the world.”
The exhibit will present pieces as diverse as a royal woman’s head carved out of stone dating back 4,000 years, to Terra Cottas of the Nok Dynasty (Niger), to a carved wooden royal coffin, to Ibo Ceremonial Dance Dresses. The exhibit highlights African art as integral to African life. The universal ethos of African art positions art as a fundamental part of culture: from tools to utensils to dress to musical instruments; art is never created for art’s sake. The 2,500 piece collection has taken Edwards 46 years to amass and represents all 54 countries in Africa with artifacts dating as far back as the Nubian Empire.
For further information, to rsvp:
Cultural Museum of African Art (CMAAEEC) – 718-399-9053
Deputy Director of Development, Christine Parker – 347-978-5970
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7PM
Free admission with complimentary wine and beer bar and hors d'oeuvres provided by Joloff Senegales Restaurant
Featuring Ron K Brown/EVIDENCE Dance Company
Curated by Founder and collector Eric Edwards in collaboration with Hollis King
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Dear friends and all who want a better future for our children.
"This is your chance to support the creation of the Cultural Museum of African Art, its goal is to provide through the study of the art of Africa the history of the people of this great continent and their contributions to the world from the dawn of history. We believe that it will give young people an "anchor" in which to know that they are important and come from a proud past. It will give others more knowledge of Africa far beyond stereotypes, and provide the basis for all ethnicities, and races to join together to make this a better world, which is what we need today!", Eric Edwards.
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