African Cosmos: Stellar Arts (20 min)

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 1 pm

Originated by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, and curated by Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer, African Cosmos: Stellar Arts is the first major exhibition exploring the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with traditional and contemporary African arts. For millennia, Africans have gazed upon the celestial firmament, made sense of the heavenly bodies above them, and used their observations to chart their movements through the physical environment and regulate their agricultural and ritual calendars.

LACMA, Hammer Building | 1 pm
Free, with museum admission
Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online 
Note: This tour meets near the Hammer Building Ticket Office
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Image: Gavin Jantjes, South Africa, Untitled, 1989–1990, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 96-23-1, Photograph by Franko Khoury.

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