Ancient African astronomical traditions converge with contemporary art inspired by celestial visions in African Cosmos: Stellar Arts. The exhibit, which showcases more than 70 items from the Smithsonian collections, will be at Emory’s Carlos Museum through June. It includes ancient Nubian and Egyptian astronomical artifacts, cultural objects (such as a Yoruba carving of a thunder god), and modern paintings incorporating cosmological motifs.
On the calendar: African Cosmos: Stellar Arts runs Jan. 30 – June 21.
This article originally appeared in our January 2015 issue.