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Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

A Special Collections Exhibit

August 29 – November 30, 2008

Featuring over two hundred objects, including baskets made in Africa and the American South, African sculptures, paintings from the Charleston Renaissance, historic photography, and new video, the exhibition traces the history of the coiled basket on two continents and shows how a simple farm tool once used for processing rice has become a work of art and an important symbol of African-American identity. Dale Rosengarten is curator for this exhibit and has scheduled a number of events in conjunction with this important exhibit.

Special Collections Department