Wellesley College’s Davis Museum and Cultural Center has announced it will present the U.S. premiere of a major retrospective of the African artist El Anatsui, known for making sculptures from found objects. The exhibition opens on March 30 and is free/open to the public
According to the museum: “The Ghanaian-born El Anatsui, now based in Nigeria, is widely known for his magnificent large-scale shimmering sculptures made from thousands of discarded liquor-bottle tops. Approximately 60 works from the artist’s four-decade career, including not only these recent works, but also earlier sculptures in wood, ceramic and metal, as well as rarely seen paintings and drawings, will be presented on two floors of the Davis, in the upper-most Tanner and Jobson Galleries and the lower level Chandler and Bronfman Galleries through June 26. ”
The retrospective is organized by the Museum for African Art (MfAA), New York City, and will open there next fall.