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Museum Nights: “Kongo across the Waters”
February 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Join us for a celebration of art and culture from throughout Africa, with a special focus onÂ Kongo across the Waters. Music, performances, creative opportunities and other fun activities will be offered on this evening.
Special activities surrounding UFâ€™s Common Reading Program and the book, â€śA School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyakaâ€ť will also take place.
Museum Nights is an ongoing program made possible by the generous support of the University of Florida Office of the Provost and Student Government. This evening is also supported by the UF Center for African Studies.
The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is working together with the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA Tervuren) to display and travel the first exhibition in the United States to deeply explore the legacy of Kongo culture.Â Kongo across the Waters, on view fromÂ October 22, 2013 through March 23, 2014Â will present more than 160 works of historic and contemporary art and artifactsâ€”including loans from the Royal Museum for Central Africa that have never been on display in the United States and several never before exhibited archaeological discoveriesâ€”spanning five centuries from the 16th century when Kongo first emerged as a major Atlantic presence, to the present day.