MBARI INSTITUT FOR AFRICAN ART- WASHINGTON D.C
Artist Ernest Dükü from Côte d'Ivoire shows art in Washington
Category: Design & Art
Artist Victor Ekpuk, Mimi Wolford of Mbari Institute for Contemporary African Art, and artist Ernest Dükü from Côte d'Ivoire, who is showing his art in Washington, D.C.
ON FRIDAY evening, July 23, the Mbari Institute for Contemporary African Art held an opening reception for Paris-based artist Ernest Dükü, a native of Côte d'Ivoire (http://ernest.duku.over-blog.com/).
Art by artist Ernest Dükü from Côte d'Ivoire, who is showing his art at the Mbari Institute for Contemporary African Art.
THE MBARI Institute for Contemporary African Art, which was founded in 1995, is a nonprofit organization, which has organized over 36 solo and group shows. It offers emerging and established African artists opportunities to showcase their work in the United States. Featured artists include Hamid Kachmar of Morocco, Sane Wadu of Kenya,Rackie Dianka and Abdoulaye Ndoye of Senegal, Isaac Ojo, Peju Layiwola, Yinka Adeyemi and Wole Lagunju of Nigeria, Sanaa Gateja of Uganda and Bethel Aniaku of Togo. Mbari also exhibits some of Africa's better known international artists such asMalangatana of Mozambique and Twins Seven Seven, Jimoh Buraimoh and Bruce Onobrakpeya of Nigeria.
Mimi Wolford, Victor Ekpuk and Ernest Dükü
DIRECTOR Mimi Wolford provides exhibition space in Washington, D.C., and organizes traveling and single-site exhibitions at museums and universities throughout the country. In January of 2007 she organized her first group exhibit in Cape Town, South Africa.
SINCE the 1960's Mbari has amassed a large collection of Contemporary African Art along with the African Toys for a Children's room. It is a hope that one day there will be a special place for a Museum of Contemporary African Art.
FOR MORE INFORMATION about the Mbari Institute for contemporary African Art, contact 202-244-6094 or MbariInst@aol.com.