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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.

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