This weekend, July 27th – 29th, is the last weekend to see the exhibition El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa at the North Carolina Museum of Art! The exhibition is a comprehensive look at the prolific career of Ghana artist El Anatsui. Using multiple different types of media – from chainsaw-carved wood to metal sculptures to found objects such as bottle caps and milk tins – he finds ways to make statements about history, culture, and memory. From large-scale floor installations to small pen-and-ink drawings, the exhibition features many works from the artist’s personal collection that have not been seen outside of Africa before now.
Tickets to the exhibition are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7-12, and free for members of the museum. In addition to the featured artworks, the expansive exhibition also includes a few short films showing the artist’s creative process and implementation. El Anatsui has received widespread acclaim for his spectacular metal wall sculptures, but this retrospective showcases his versatility and richness as an artist. Make plans to catch the exhibition before it closes this Sunday, July 29th!