Permanent Gallery for the arts of Africa in Los Angeles. LACMA

Permanent Gallery for the arts of Africa in Los Angeles. LACMA
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Permanent Gallery for the arts of Africa in Los Angeles. LACMA. Its first exhibition will be about Luba artwork. On view from July 7, 2013 to January 5, 2014. Great exhibition! If you have the chance, don’t miss it, Yareah Magazine friends.


Royal Bowl: Kiteya. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Luba Peoples. 19th century. Wood (Ricinodendron rautanenii). Royal Museum for Central Africa, RG 3861 (registered in 1911). Photo R. Asselberghs RMCA Tervuren ©

LACMA is pleased to inaugurate its new permanent gallery for the arts of Africa with the exhibition Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa. On view July 7, 2013-January 5, 2014, this exhibition explores the artistic traditions and emblems of power from the Luba Kingdom, one of the most influential in Central Africa. Featured in the exhibition are rare and outstanding sculptures from the Luba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including figurative thrones, elegant scepters, royal cups, intricately carved headrests, and ancestral figures, rarely seen in the United States and on view for the first time in Los Angeles.

This exhibition was co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Belgium.

Exhibition: Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa

When: On view: july 7, 2013–January 5, 2014

Where: hammer building, level 3

Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography-and represent Los Angeles’s uniquely diverse population. Today, the museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art, as well as a contemporary museum on its campus. With this expanded space for contemporary art, and innovative collaborations with artists, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through which to view its rich encyclopedic collection.

Location and Contact: 5905 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles, CA, 90036

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  • Love this bowl. Exquisite! Great exhibition! LACMA is a fantastic place. I know what I’m speaking!

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