Colors of East Africa
Feb 2 – May 19, 2018
Colors of East Africa, an exceptional showcase of eight countries along the Great Rift Valley, continues through May 19 at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. The exhibit features art and artifacts on loan from over 40 collectors and international travelers in Northern Colorado. Many items reflect the intersection between the wildlife and the indigenous cultures, such as a loin cloth fashioned from fish vertebrae and a Maasai shield & weaponry.
Photographic Colors of East Africa
Jan 5 – Mar 17, 2018
From lions and giraffes in Tanzania to indigenous cultures in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, Gerald Olsen’s photographs capture the vibrant and fascinating nature of East Africa. “I have used nine different cameras over the years,” said Olsen. “I concentrated on the faces of people and the wildlife in Africa. I got close to lions, but never had a problem. That said, I’ve had three close calls with elephants who were not pleased that we got so close to them.”
International Folk Art in Miniatures
The Mundoville Gallery of International Folk Art in Miniature features the world in miniature. The collection was donated by the late Jeanne Nash, a founding member of the Museum. Nash donated her entire collection to the Museum which comprises over 21 miniature houses, multiple small-scale scene replications, and hundreds of international folk dolls representing eras, people, and cultures from around the globe. In addition there are numerous related life-size items. Many items in the collection are hand-made from natural materials.
Village Arts Gallery
Village Arts Gallery is the home to world folk art, fine art, and artifacts all donated by local collectors and founding members. The collection represents ancient, traditional, and contemporary cultures with emphasis on Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Scan the QR codes in the exhibit and view the story behind the artifact narrated by John Roberts.
Stewart Price Collection
Stewart Price was on of the cofounders of Global Village Museum upon his passing, he donated his amazing collection to GVM. Many of these beautiful treasures are For Sale.
Hall of International Textiles has unique hand-stitched and woven textiles and wall hangings: applique, batik, cross-stitched, embroidered, beaded, and hand painted.