All exhibitions are FREE and open to the public Tuesday - Saturday 12 Noon - 5 p.m.
Stolen Legacies: The Knowledge that the African Continent Gave Civilization
(Hall of Culture, 3rd Floor)
Thu, Jul 10 -- Thu, Nov 6
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10, 2014; 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Inspired by the book by George G.M. James, Ph D., Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy, this exhibition will explore the complex, initiation based learning model or “Mystery Systems" developed by classical African societies many melinia before the innovation of Greek cultural thieves.
Through a holistic and multidisciplinary design, the people of classical Africa were able to elevate their thinking and way of being, which became the basis of all ethical concepts.
Much like what we see today with Greek letter organizations and other secret societies, the Mystery Systems were Secret Orders that included membership gained by initiation and a pledge to secrecy. Using mixed media, murals, and information panels, this exhibition aims to enlighten visitors about the contributions Africa gave to civilation, draw distinctions and parallels between ancient mystery systems and what we know today, and dispel the myths and misrepresentation of Black Greek Letter Organizations - the Divine Nine.
Curatorial Team: Tracy Brown Melonie Green Melorra Green William Rhodes
Participating Artists: Aswad Aarif, Tracy Brown, CHOKE, Michael Cotton, Courageous, Taharka El Henson, James Gayles, Dirk Joseph, Kristine Mays, Anthony McKissic, Stacy Mootoo, Aambr Newsome, William Rhodes, Michael Ross, Safetyfirst, Karen Seneferu, Malik Seneferu, CiCi Swan, Paula Wale
Murals by: Safetyfirst
Stay tuned for details about: Black History Bowl by Kulture Freedom, Panel Discussion and more!