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11 March - 24 May 2014

A Fusion of Worlds: Ancient Egypt, African Art and Identity in Modernist Britain


Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | DMS Watson Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

An exploration of the ways in which modernist artists – Jacob Epstein, Edna Manley and Ronald Moody – have been inspired by Ancient Egypt. The exhibition places these artists’ reworking of Egyptian art in context of their political, spiritual and gendered expressions of identity. Drawing on the influence of the Harlem Renaissance and ‘discovering’ African Art, this display repositions the work of artists, such as Jamaican born Ronald Moody, in the public memory. Co-curated by Gemma Romain and Debbie Challis in conjunction with a team of community participants. Funded by UCL Grand Challenges: Intercultural Interaction as a joint initiative between The Equiano Centre, Geography, UCL and the Petrie Museum, UCL.

Opening Hours: 1 - 5pm


Debbie Challis
+44 (0)20 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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