Fashioning Modernity: Art and Independence among Yorubas in Nigeria

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Fashioning Modernity: Art and Independence among Yorubas in Nigeria

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Becker Gallery
This exhibition examines innovations in Yoruba arts—at once traditional and modern—during a critical moment in Nigeria’s history, the transition to political independence.

Works

Detail of adire cloth wrapper, Yoruba culture, Nigeria, mid-20th century. Indigo resist-dyed cotton.
Detail of wrapper made with wax printing technique, with medallions showing the map of the newly independent Nigerian state and natural resources. Collected in Nigeria, mid-twentieth century.

About

This exhibition examines innovations in Yoruba arts—at once traditional and modern—during a critical moment in Nigeria’s history, the transition to political independence.