Slideshow Image for Sacred Convergence in African American Art

About This Exhibition:

In the Yoruba culture of southwestern Nigeria, the “orita meta” is a place where three or more paths converge. In Sacred Convergence in African American Art, visitors will explore where contemporary African American art intersects with sacred objects from West Africa and images and objects from the Christian tradition.

Drawing on African and Christian objects from various centuries, the exhibition reflects on how spirituality has been a means of comfort, solidarity and resistance for African American artists from the time of enslavement until now. Visitors will be introduced to a broad spectrum of Black spiritual experience and invited to further consider the place of the sacred in African American art.


Guest Curator: Rachael Vause