Ethiopian Art: Christian Narratives from the Kebra Nagast
February 27 - May 14
This exhibit displays religious and political artworks with the Kebra Nagast, Ethiopia’s sacred Christian text. Most of these works date from the 20th century, but the religious motifs are ancient. Ethiopian emperors claim political authority through a lineage traced to King Solomon and that Ethiopia holds God’s chosen people, not Jerusalem. Twentieth century art reflects these themes by presenting the past, present and future in one scene and uses imagery to depict symbolic struggles between good and evil. Come experience massive artworks of Ethiopian legacy at the Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery Feb. 27– May 14.
This is one of two graduate student exhibits opening at the Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery in February 2020.