Exhibition: Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation


Saturday, August 31, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, January 5, 2020 (All day)


Harvard Art Museums, University Teaching Gallery, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

Christianity has important early roots in the Nile Valley and Ethiopia. Related arts often embody core local African values—an aesthetics that privileges moral value and simplicity over opulence, wealth, or power. This is an art of the people: limestone not marble, wool and linen rather than silk, bone instead of ivory, terracotta, wood, and copper in place of gold.

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