Accra! The Rise of a Global Art Community

Columbus Museum of Art

Located in Lower Level Walter Wing
On view October 6, 2023–January 28, 2024

Admission Information

Accra! The Rise of a Global Art Community is a special exhibition and requires an additional fee.

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Member Preview Party of Accra! The Rise of a Global Art Community and Quilting a Future: Contemporary Quilts and American Tradition
Thursday, October 5, 5:00–8:30 PM
Columbus Museum of Art

Members are invited to a special preview before the exhibition opens to the public.

Evening Highlights

5:00 PM
Member exclusive exhibition viewing begins for Accra! and Quilting a Future.

6:00 PM
In conversation: Accra! featured artist Kwesi Botchway and author Derek (DK) Nnuro, Curator of Special Projects at the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art

7:00 PM
In conversation: Quilting a Future featured artists, Max Adrian and Wendy Kendrick and co-curator Sarah Berenz, Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellow

This member-exclusive evening includes gallery viewing, light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and exhibition talks.

Seating for talks is first come, first served. Call 614.629.0363 with questions.

Please RSVP in advance

Member Preview Registration

Exhibition Description

Accra! The Rise of a Global Art Community showcases the work of 18 artists who have deep connections to Accra, Ghana and their impact on global art discourse. Over the past five years the ‘Ghana School’ has emerged as an influential group of artists who have reshaped the contemporary art landscape. The exhibition features 28 works by artists such as Amoako Boafo, Gideon Appah, Zohra Opoku, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Kenturah Davis and Derek Fordjour. Portraits, abstraction, textiles, works on papers and sculpture explore cultural identities, political histories, mythology, trauma and healing. The works challenge and redefine traditional art historical narratives, inviting viewers to engage with a new perspective.

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Kwesi Botchway, We Are In This Together (detail), 2023. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Collection of Carl Beverly

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