Breanna Moore: A Commission for the New Africa Galleries
- Penn Museum
- Office of the Provost, Penn Museum
- Visiting Artists Grant
The Penn Museum will bring the work of Philadelphia-based contemporary artist and fashion designer Breanna Moore into the reimagining and reinstallation of its signature Africa Galleries: scheduled to re-open in November 2019. The artist’s work will be a key highlight of the new Africa Galleries, providing visual dialogue between historic and contemporary objects. Moore will be designing a gown in response to the carved ivories from Nigeria, Zaire, Belgian Congo, and others in the Museum’s collection as well as in response to themes and content presented in our re-envisioned Africa Galleries. The work is designed collaboratively with Ghanaian women, and will be hand-made in Ghana, by Ghanaian seamstresses. The gown will be presented in between one of the two entrances to the Galleries, and in the section of the exhibition focused on design.