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

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

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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, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, El Anatsui, 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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Thank You to Our Supporters

Presenting Sponsor
Estate of Loann Crane

Champion Sponsors
Felicia Bernardini
Michael B. & Janelle N. Coleman
Bob Philips & Kara Trott

Experience Sponsors
Nancy & Dave Gill
Herb & DeeDee Glimcher
Sara Clayton Meyers & Robert Meyers

Friend Sponsors
Lucy Ackley & Robert Collier
Ben Addison
Wendy & Chris Johnson
Keith & Donica Key
Kai & Tony Landis
Ted and Kelly Lape
Brooke A. Minto
Letha Pugh & Wendy Miller Pugh
Judi & Jim Stillwell


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

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