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    Yoruba Art @ Newark Museum (NJ)


    This exhibition explores the spiritual significance of art in Yoruba culture, presenting nearly 70 works of art in diverse media. For the Yoruba, one of Africa's oldest and most influential cultures, art and spirituality are often intertwined. Works of art give visual form to the divine and inspire religious devotion. In turn, they are empowered by spiritual forces...


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    Dr. and Mrs. Wagner began collecting African art in 1969 and were especially drawn to Yoruba art because of its combination of artistic skill and creativity with the embodiment of culturally meaningful ideas. Over the course of nearly four decades, they assembled an extensive collection of more than one hundred objects. The primary focus of their collection is tradition–based art of the Yoruba, celebrated for its rich artistic heritage spanning a thousand years. One of Africa's largest ethnic groups, the Yoruba today number approximately twenty million and live primarily in Nigeria, but also in neighboring Togo and the Republic of Benin.
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    In the United States, an estimated one–sixth of all African Americans are of Yoruba ancestry, and there are many Yoruba who have immigrated more recently as part of a burgeoning Nigerian diaspora
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriniTrini View Post
    Dr. and Mrs. Wagner began collecting African art in 1969 and were especially drawn to Yoruba art because of its combination of artistic skill and creativity with the embodiment of culturally meaningful ideas. Over the course of nearly four decades, they assembled an extensive collection of more than one hundred objects. The primary focus of their collection is tradition–based art of the Yoruba, celebrated for its rich artistic heritage spanning a thousand years. One of Africa's largest ethnic groups, the Yoruba today number approximately twenty million and live primarily in Nigeria, but also in neighboring Togo and the Republic of Benin.
    Interesting

    In the United States, an estimated one–sixth of all African Americans are of Yoruba ancestry, and there are many Yoruba who have immigrated more recently as part of a burgeoning Nigerian diaspora
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