Museum of Geometric and MADI Art presents "African Ancestral Legacies" opening reception

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African Ancestral Legacies
Photo courtesy of Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas will present “African Ancestral Legacies” featuring works by Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga and Tunde Odunlade.

Gakunga’s mabati art uses galvanized sheet metal to contemporize traditional activities she observed while growing up in Central Kenya. Naomi manipulates metal to explore both material transformation and the contradiction between its qualities.

Odunlade is a print and textile artist. Tunde’s work uses both contemporary and traditional techniques to create art with unusual depth and texture. He is a quadruple-threat artist, with a professional portfolio as an artist, musician, actor, and storyteller. Tunde Odunlade’s life is well described by his motto: “He who does not attempt the absurd can never achieve the impossible.”

Odunlade will play African drums and Gakunga will dance during the opening reception. An Arcadia Salon discussion will be held on February 1 at 6 pm.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through April 22.

Event Details



The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
3909 Carlisle St.
Dallas, TX 75204


Ticket Info

Admission is free.