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Speed Art Museum Masterpieces

September 20, 2010

The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, focuses on five new acquisitions in “Pursuing the Masterpiece: Five Recent Acquisitions” through Dec 31. See article in Louisville’s Courier-Journal, “New collection blazes path for Speed Museum” by Elizabeth Kramer.  Among these is the beaded tunic and crown from a Yoruba royal family in Nigeria purchased from the Douglas Dawson Gallery.

Yoruba Beaded Crowns, Cover, Detail

Oyewusi II in his beaded coronation tunic, which the Speed Art Museum recently purchased from the Douglas Dawson Gallery.

Yoruba Beaded Crowns: Sacred Regalia of the Olokuku and the Okuku, Ulli Beier (1982): Cover Detail

The Speed

Art Museum, Louisville, KY, focuses on five new acquisitions in “Pursuing the Masterpiece: Five Recent Acquisitions” through Dec 31. See article on courier-journal.com, “New collection blazes path for Speed Museum” by Elizabeth Kramer.  Among these is the beaded tunic and crown from a Yoruba royal family in Nigeria purchased from the Douglas Dawson Gallery.

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