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Victor Ekpuk

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Victor Ekpuk

African Art Gallery Expansion Opening 

When: Fri., June 30 2017
Price: Free

African works previously on display in the North Carolina Museum of Art's West Building were removed last December before undergoing conservation efforts. Now they join a variety of additional works in the new, larger African gallery in NCMA's East Building, which opens to the public this Friday. The new gallery celebrates African contributions to art with works spanning nearly sixteen centuries, the newest being a site-specific chalk mural created recently by Nigerian-American artist Victor Ekpuk. The new space boasts improved lighting controls, allowing some fragile pieces to be displayed to the public for the first time, and a wall of works from public and private North Carolina collections. NCMA has a series of programs on African art throughout the summer, including lectures, film screenings, and a Sept. 23 community celebration that features a concert by famed West African musician Angélique Kidjo. —Xernay Aniwar

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