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Trip: Peabody Essex Museum to see the exhibit Ethiopia at the Crossroads

May 20 @ 1:00 pm

The bus departs at 1:00 pm for a trip to Peabody Essex Museum to see the exhibit Ethiopia at the Crossroads. This extraordinary exhibition celebrates the artistic traditions of Ethiopia from their origins to the present day. Explore nearly 2,000 years of Ethiopian art and culture through more than 200 objects, including painted religious icons, illuminated manuscripts, gospel books, coins, metalwork and carvings paired with works by renowned contemporary Ethiopian artists including Wosene Worke Kosrof, Julie Mehretu, Helina Metaferia, Aïda Muluneh and Elias Sime. Seated in the Horn of Africa between Europe and the Middle East, Ethiopia is an intersection of diverse cultures, religions and climates. Ethiopia at the Crossroads examines the enormous cultural significance of this often-overlooked African nation through art that tells the story of the region’s history and demonstrates the vibrancy of cross-cultural exchange and the human role in the creation and movement of these art objects. This exhibition draws from PEM’s collection of Ethiopian icons and processional crosses, and is augmented with loans from American, European and Ethiopian lenders. Approximate return: 4:30 pm. Fee: $38 for transportation and admission. Click ‘Register’ to sign up on the Events Calendar or request and complete a paper Trip Sign Up form at the Front Desk.

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May 20
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