Dallas Museum of Art presents "The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana" opening day

The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana
Photo courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art

Be dazzled by over 200 gleaming gold items of regalia, colorful and intricately woven silk kente cloth, ceremonial furniture, state swords, linguist staffs, and other significant objects related to Asante royals from the 19th through the 21st centuries. Founded around 1701 with wealth derived from the gold trade with North Africa and Europe, the Asante Kingdom was a very powerful polity in West Africa.

"The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana," inspired by works in the DMA’s collection and featuring objects from public and private collections, reveals the splendor of Asante regalia, much of which is made of gold.

The exhibit will be on display through August 12.

Event Details

When

4.15.18 | 11:00 am

Where

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201

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Ticket Info

$16; Free for members and children 11 and under.