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Akwaaba: West African Cultures

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2022

Now featured in the Putnam’s World Culture Gallery is “Akwaaba: West African Cultures.” West Africa is made up of many diverse cultural groups bonded by common languages and shared ethnicities. “Akwaaba: West African Cultures” features artifacts of a dozen cultural groups from the Putnam’s collection.

Much of the collection featured in “Akwaaba: West African Cultures” was generously donated by former ambassador Richard Kauzlarich and Anne Kauzlarich following their time in Africa during the late 1960s and 1970s. Other objects are on loan from the West African community of the Quad Cities. The exhibit is co-curated with Nana Ouro-Agoro who serves on the board of Quad Cities Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees, represents the United African Organization, and is herself an immigrant from Togo who arrived in the Quad Cities in 2008.

“Akwaaba”—meaning “you are welcome”—to enjoy these artifacts from West Africa and learn about the fascinating cultures that created them!

Details

Date:
July 31
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.putnam.org/exhibits/world-culture-gallery

Organizer

Putnam Museum
Phone:
5633241933
Email:
revans@putnam.org
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Venue

Putnam Museum
1717 West 12th Street
Davenport, IA 52803 United States
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Phone:
5633241933
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