Northwestern University’s New Exhibition Will Showcase Art From Medieval African Kingdoms


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In January, Northwestern University will debut a new exhibition showcasing the splendor and power of the lost kingdoms and commercial centers of Africa, using centuries old-artifacts from sites around the Sahara Desert and artwork from West and North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa” is the first major exhibit to highlight West Africa’s global reach in the medieval period of the 8th to 16th centuries by looking directly at its material remains through loans from Mali, Morocco,...