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In Honor of Meshack Asare: 2015 Recipient of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

Summer – Fall 2015

Ghanian Cheetah

In conjunction with World Literature Today’s international prize for children’s literature, a selection of works from Ghana’s Asante and Senufo people are currently on exhibit through November 2015. Selections were inspired by Asare's book, Kwajo and the Brassman’s Secret, including a selection of gold weights, including both geometric designs and figurative works. Additionally presented are two royalty stools, a gold dust box, and a fertility doll. Curatorial support has been provided by Nichole Bridges, Saint Louis Art Museum.

Ghana, Akan (Asante culture)
Royalty Stool, ca. early 20th century
Gift of Mark Landrum, 2013