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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Museum Nights: Journey to Africa

This Black History Month, the Harn Museum of Art aims to help locals come a little closer to African culture. For the next Museum Nights on Feb. 11, the museum has packed a semester worth of African Studies lecturing into its three-hour event.

More than a sit and listen and watch experience, this Museum Nights will be highly interactive. The Harn has art-making activities, scavenger hunts and African-garb, dress-up stations. As for the food? Reggae Shack will be on site serving up items from its delicious Jamaican menu. Being the avid performing arts fans we are, we are really looking forward to catching Agbedidi, a UF dance, music and theatre group, which will enhance the night with its African dance and music talents. Not to be missed if UF's Pazeni Sauti Africa Choir.

On Feb. 14 at 3pm, the Harn Curator of African Arts, Susan Cooksey will be on site, leading a gallery talk focusing on A Sense of Place: African Interiors, with pieces from African homes, shrines, palaces and sacred places.

These free events offer a unique opportunity to step outside ourselves and learn about the Africa's rich historical and artistic story.

The Harn is located on SW 34th Street and Hull Road.


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