The Easel

Philadelphia Offers a Full-Fledged Summer of African Art

Philadelphia is celebrating the diversity of African art with exhibitions of traditional objects, contemporary textiles/fashion, architecture and photography. Diversity is on show as is the health of artistic activity at the street level. Photography is one example of this. Another is West Africa’s creative street couture. The textiles, it turns out, are made in Holland, but are claimed by stylish African women as their own.

Image: Penn Museum