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Customs & Traditions: Visual Investigations into the Art & Artifacts of Africa

This exhibition highlights the art and artifacts of a diverse group of peoples across Africa and the aesthetics and symbolism of their distinct cultures. Comprised of domestic goods, furniture, tools, and weapons, all objects on view tell a story of daily life and ancestral tradition. Ranging from the stealthy hunting weaponry of the Massai lion hunters to the symbolically protective granary doors of the Dogon sculptors, each object holds significance in both its design and use.

Please join us in celebrating these cultures and their works throughout the Spring semester, Monday, February 15th – Friday, May 7th, 2021. Visual Resource Commons & Gallery, Ste. 2109, Fine Arts Building, 2nd floor.

Due to Covid safety protocols our visiting procedures have changed. We are limiting capacity, but small group tours are available via scheduled appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays.

For more information on these or other artworks from the University of Texas at Arlington Fine Art Collections, please contact Cheryl Mitchell, Collections Specialist, at Virtual tours and curriculum enhancement opportunities available.

Monday, April 26 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

More dates through May 5, 2021

Visual Resource Commons & Gallery, FA2109
700 Greek Row Drive, Arlington, Tx

Event Type

Arts & Culture


College of Liberal Arts, Art + Art History, Center for African American Studies


Alumni, Local Community, Faculty & Staff, Students, Undergraduates, Students, Graduate, Parents & Family


FREE with Required, Scheduled Appointment for Entry

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