The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will be closed for a private event on August 1st.

Talks & Tours

Conversation with Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama: Part 1

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In conversation:

  • Artist, Mohammed Ibrahim Mahama
  • Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Patrina Chapman
  • Director of Education and Public Programs, Reggie Woolery

A resident of Tamale' Ghana, Ibrahim Mahama’s current installation "In-Between the World and Dreams” covers a full wall of The Wright Community Gallery with recycled burlap sugar sacks, or jute, commenting on capitalism, globalization, and African independence today. A proponent of youth education, Mahama opened an art center in Tamale' where classes take place inside abandoned airplanes. He discusses changing kids' perspectives through drone technology and the importance of creating a space for imagination.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities Gallery, University of Michigan, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.