Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome LISA FISCHMAN, Director of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College and LISA BINDER, Associate Curator at the Museum For African Art in New York. They will be discussing the exhibition EL ANATSUI: WHEN I LAST WROTE TO YOU ABOUT AFRICA at the Davis till June 26. El Anatsui is a contemporary artist, born in Ghana but now based in Nigeria. His works are often created from found objects that are re-purposed through his labor-intensive processes. Some of his pieces are on a monumental scale and are draped like huge sculptural tapestries. Other works are more intimate. His work comments on the cultural, historical and spiritual traditions of West Africa while also dealing with global issues like consumerism and colonialism. This is the first major retrospective of this important artists work. For information on directions to museum, when the museum is open and other exhibitions, please go to: https://www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu/