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North Carolina Musuem of ArtEl Anatsui's "Akua's Surviving Children" (1996), made of wood and metal, is on display at the North Carolina Museum of Art through July 29.

African art on display in Raleigh

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Ghanaian artist El Anatsui has spent much of his career in Nigeria. He has received international acclaim for his art that stems from a long and rich creative practice.

Sixty-one of his pieces are on display in the exhibition “When I Last Wrote to You about Africa” at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh through July 29. The exhibition traces four decades of Anatsui’s career, and many of the pieces are on loan from the artist’s own collection.

Anatsui has exhibited his work around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., Venice Biennale, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and the eighth Osaka Sculpture Triennale.

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