Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

"A Verry Drunk Hunters Dream": Modernist Expression in Africa

Late 20th-century art from Ghana and Nigeria is presented alongside related traditional objects.

“A Verry Drunk Hunters Dream”: Modernist Expression in Africa presents late 20th-century art from Ghana and Nigeria alongside related traditional objects. The exhibition celebrates a generation of African artists who embraced a new medium of expression, mapping an engaging visual vocabulary cognizant of their cultural and historical pasts.

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“ The exhibition was developed from a RISD class, Curating the Modern in the Spring of 2022, and represents a part of an on-going collaboration between the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and the Rhode Island School of Design focusing on the new and evolving field of object-based teaching and research. ”

Bolaji Campbell, PhD Professor of African and African Diaspora Art in the Department of Theory and History of Art and Design, RISD