African Cultural Astronomy

In the opening of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe’s masterpiece, Arrow of God, the protagonist, an Igbo chief priest named Ezeulu, gazes patiently at the early evening sky awaiting signs of the new moon.

Curating African Cosmos/Stellar Arts

African Cosmos/Stellar Arts opened at the National Museum of African Art in 2012 and traveled to three additional venues through 2015. The exhibition took on the rich, complex, and little-studied topic of African cultural astronomy as a way to challenge commonly held notions of Africans as cultural, but not as scientific, beings.