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Europeans Viewed "Through African Eyes" at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Ben Kane Kwei Sowah (Ghanaian). Fantasy Coffin (Mercedes Benz), 1996. Wood, glass, metal, paint. National Museum of Funeral History, Houston

For more than 500 years, African cultures have responded to European contact with a range of emotions - from admiration to resentment.

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Kansas City, MO – An exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, "Through African Eyes," tells the story from the African point of view, through more than 90 artworks: bronze sculptures, photographs, wooden masks, paintings, and other objects made of ivory, metal and textiles. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.

"Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500-Present"
Continues through January 9, 2011
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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