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Nestled in picturesque Orlando Loch Haven Park, the Orlando Museum of Art
(OMA) is one of Florida's cultural gems and a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. The collection focuses on American art from the 19th century to the present, African art and art of the ancient Americas. Outstanding temporary exhibitions are drawn from private collections and those of the world's great museums.
African Art Collection
The African Art Collection contains ceremonial and utilitarian artifacts as well as objects of personal adornment including intricate beadwork, fabric, wooden figures, masks, metal works, carved ivory and ceramics. The artifacts come from several different regions of the African continent including works by the Zulu, Xhosa, Thembu and Ndebele of southern Africa, the Yoruba, Baule and Dogon of western Africa and several works from Cameroon.
Patterns of Life: Bold and Powerful Ndebele Art of South Africa
Married Woman’s Apron, ca. 1940
Ndebele, South Africa
Animal skin, glass beads, fiber, 25 x 22 in.
Gift of Norma Canelas and William D. Roth
The Orlando Museum of Art presents Patterns of Life: Bold and Powerful Ndebele Art of South Africa, Selections and Gifts from the Norma Canelas and William D. Roth Collection, through July 31. The exhibition is the seventh in a series from the Roth's collection of African art. The Ndebele people of South Africa are known for their sense of geometric design. Also included in the exhibition are illustrations of the Ndebele people by South African artist Barbara Tyrell. OMA offers a variety of educational programs for adults and children. For more information, call (407) 896-4231 or visit www.omart.org.
Orlando Museum of Art Showcases Major Ndebele Collection in U.S.
Selections and Gifts from the Norma Canelas and William D. Roth Collection
On view September 17, 2004 through July 31, 2005
ORLANDO, FL - The Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) showcases selections from one of the best collections of Ndebele objects in the United States in the exhibition Patterns of Life: Bold and Powerful Ndebele Art of South Africa, Selections and Gifts from the Norma Canelas and William D. Roth Collection from September 17, 2004 through July 31, 2005. The exhibition is the seventh in a series from the Roth's collection of African art, which highlights the many different artistic traditions of Africa.
The Ndebele people of South Africa are renowned for their sophisticated sense of geometric design used in many aspects of their lives ranging from objects of adornment to their distinctively painted houses. Ndebele art is powerful and bold in its use of color and line. This exhibition highlights Ndebele adornment with more than 50 objects including blankets beaded with thousands of individual glass beads, elaborate beaded aprons and elegant wedding attire. Also included in the exhibition are illustrations of the Ndebele people by renowned South African artist Barbara Tyrell.
Norma Canelas and William D. Roth have been named among the top 100 art collectors in the country by Art & Antiques magazine. They are known for their collections of ethnographic headdresses, beadwork, textiles, crafts and contemporary art.
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