Art of the Kuba Exhibit, Distinguished Lecture, and Reception at GSU

Kuba Mwoom Mask

Kuba Mwoom Mask with sheet copper, cowrie shells, and beads from the Art of the Kuba exhibit at Governors State University. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

University Park, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Art of the Kuba exhibit at Governors State University’s Visual Arts Gallery will bring the intricate artwork of the Kuba to the South Suburbs. The Kuba Kingdom is currently part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo although it remains the sole surviving traditional court of the many that once flourished in equatorial Africa. The artwork on display is a combination of rich textiles, intricate beadwork, overpowering masks, and photographs.

A Distinguished Lecture sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences featuring Prince Ngoloshang Mbecky of the Kuba Royal family enhances the exhibit. The prince will present video recordings of Kuba art and ritual in the current social and political setting on February 6 at 6 p.m. in Sherman Music Recital Hall. A reception will follow immediately after the presentation. The exhibit will also be open for viewing that evening until 9 p.m.

The Art of Kuba exhibit at Governors State University runs from January 20 to February 17, 2009.

The Distinguished Lecture, reception, and art exhibit are free and open to the public. The Visual Arts Gallery is located in the E-Wing at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (708) 534-4021.

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This event is part of a yearlong celebration of Governors State University’s 40th anniversary. Community members are welcome to attend special events throughout 2009, which exemplify the university’s ongoing success. For more information about GSU’s 40th Anniversary, visit www.govst.edu/40years.