Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria is now on display at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts located at 200 N. Boulevard nestled between the historic Fan and Museum Districts. This breathtaking exhibit of West African art features works that showcase both history and workmanship in the mediums of copper, brass, stone, and terracotta.
The city of Ife (pronounced “eee-fay”) is located in south-west Nigeria and has a rich history of being considered the birthplace of mankind and a holy city for the Yoruba people. Works from this collection are dated between 12th and 15th centuries A.D. and this collection was previously held at the British Museum.
The opening of Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria also culminates with the opening of the African Art gallery within the VMFA. The African art collection at the VMFA represents over 100 African cultures and is considered to be one of the best offerings of it’s kind within the United States. For more information regarding the Dynasty and Divinity exhibit at the the VMFA including ticket pricing, please visit the VMFA’s website here.