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Millennia Of Stargazing At 'African Cosmos' Exhibit

An ongoing exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art asks visitors to consider the connections between art and science - and how they each attempt to explore the why, when and how of our existence. "African Cosmos: Stellar Arts" illustrates how the stars and planets we see in the sky have been influencing African art and ritual for generations.
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'African Cosmos,' at National Museum of African Art

"African Cosmos: Stellar Arts" at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art here, an exhibition packed with celestial bodies and patches of darkness sending forth light, invites comparable responses. Broadly it's a show about the extent and persistence of cosmological consciousness in art, old and new, from the African continent. It's also a bold demonstration of a more specific reality: In Africa art and science, including astronomy, have always intersected.
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