An Artist and His Figures: Sculptures from the Collection of Rhonda Morgan Wilkerson, PhD

July 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Wooden sculpture of large figure holding smaller figure

The second in an ongoing series of special installations of African art with loans from the distinguished collection of Rhonda Wilkerson, this presentation focuses on the important question of identifying individual artists for African sculptors and no longer simply assuming that all carvers were anonymous. The six sculptures, including one from the Ackland, are all by a single as yet unnamed artist working in the style of the Fante peoples of southern Ghana in the early twentieth century.

An Artist and His Figures Public programs

Family and Friends Sunday: Woodcarving, Calligraphy, and Mosaics, Oh My!
September 22, 2019 | 2-5 p.m.


Unidentified artist, Ghana?, Fante culture, Figure Group, 20th century, wood, 21 x 10 ½ x 5 ½ in. Ackland Fund, 2006.11.