Celebrate a faraway CULTURE in the heart of Seattle.
Art connoisseurs, history buffs and anyone who appreciates cultural expression will delight in African Legacy, an exclusive exhibition and auction that will be held at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) on Saturday, Dec 3. Best of all, this event is free to the public.
African Legacy is sponsored by Prestige Worldwide Enterprise (PWE), a foundation committed to global education, international studies and support for cultural diversity in the world of art. For the first time in the United States, PWE will unveil their private collection of authentic art and artifacts, donated by tribal leaders from more than 20 African countries.
The collection features hand-carved masks, sculptures, figurines and totems — some of which will be silently auctioned, starting at less than one-third of their appraised value. Proceeds from the auction will fund medical services, schooling and hospital construction in third-world African nations.
Entertainment and refreshments will be offered, as well as “African Art — Then, Now, Always,” a special presentation by Prestige CEO, Andaiye Qaasim, Ph.D., about the tribal history and specific significance of the artifacts on display. The event will take place between 2 and 6 p.m.
NAAM is an invaluable cultural institution dedicated to the preservation and celebration of African American heritage through visual art, music and literature. The mission of the museum is to “thoughtfully and truthfully explore and present the history, culture, and art of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest.”
NAAM encourages Seattleites of every ethnicity to explore the roots of African-American culture — and help raise funds for a worthy cause.
African Legacy at Northwest African American Museum | Saturday, Dec. 3 | 2 — 6 p.m.