Last week, Donna Page took the Matters team on a tour of the Gallery at Truax, giving them a preview of the upcoming exhibition African Art: Traditional and Modern. Sarah Stolte, coordinator for the Gallery 211 downtown, asked Page to act as curator of the exhibition.
African Art: Traditional and Modern is sponsored in part by the Madison College Center for International Education and is presented at the Gallery 211, located in the DTEC, and the Gallery at Truax.
Both locations feature traditional African masks and sculptures, as well as contemporary paintings, drawings and prints created by various African artists. The exhibits come from 16 countries across Africa. All the works are on loan from collectors in the Madison area.
The two oldest exhibits are located in the Gallery 211. They are 2,000 to 3,000-year-old terra cotta pieces discovered in Nigerian tin mines during the mid-twentieth century.
The Gallery at Truax exhibit will be on display Tuesday, Jan. 10, through Thursday, Feb. 9. A reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Gallery 211 exhibit will be on display Tuesday, Jan. 10, through Thursday, Feb. 23. A reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m.