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Opening Reception: Up Close: Lefem and the Bangwa of West Cameroon

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Opening Reception: Up Close: Lefem and the Bangwa of West Cameroon

University of Maryland Art Gallery Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:00 pm-7:00 pm University of Maryland Art Gallery,

An exhibition preview and reception for Up Close: Lefem and the Bangwa of West Cameroon will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 5 - 7 pm.

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Up Close: Lefem and the Bangwa of West Cameroon explores the long-standing tradition of carved sculptural portraits that document dynastic lines of Bangwa rulers and other significant figures. Commonly known as lefem, the figures typically depict kings, queens, and notable members of Lefem society. Two rare and well-preserved examples are on long-term loan to the Gallery - for research and further scholarly examination - from the Gilbert and Jean Jackson Collection. 

This exhibition is organized by the University of Maryland Art Gallery, and is supported in part by the Dorothy and Nicholas Orem Exhibition Fund as well as a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

An exhibition preview and reception will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 5 - 7 pm.

This exhibition will be on view January 30 - April 3, 2020.

Add to Calendar 01/29/20 5:00 PM 01/29/20 7:00 PM America/New_York Opening Reception: Up Close: Lefem and the Bangwa of West Cameroon

An exhibition preview and reception for Up Close: Lefem and the Bangwa of West Cameroon will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 5 - 7 pm.

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Up Close: Lefem and the Bangwa of West Cameroon explores the long-standing tradition of carved sculptural portraits that document dynastic lines of Bangwa rulers and other significant figures. Commonly known as lefem, the figures typically depict kings, queens, and notable members of Lefem society. Two rare and well-preserved examples are on long-term loan to the Gallery - for research and further scholarly examination - from the Gilbert and Jean Jackson Collection. 

This exhibition is organized by the University of Maryland Art Gallery, and is supported in part by the Dorothy and Nicholas Orem Exhibition Fund as well as a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

An exhibition preview and reception will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 5 - 7 pm.

This exhibition will be on view January 30 - April 3, 2020.

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