Africa: One Continent, Many Worlds exhibition
October 9 through January 25
For the first time ever, an expansive traveling exhibition representing many facets
of Africa is making its way throughout the United States. Africa: One Continent,
Many Worlds will give museum-goers of all cultural backgrounds and ages around
the country an opportunity to discover firsthand the vitality, richness, and significance of African cultures and
communities with a journey to selected sites on the African continent.
The exhibit offers a deeper understanding of Africa and its cultures from historical
and contemporary perspectives. Through many hands-on activities, multimedia presentations and one of the world's
finest collections of African artifacts, the exhibit demonstrates the enormous diversity of African geography,
societies, and political systems.
The 8,500-square-foot traveling exhibit features many of the same displays and artifacts
as The Field Museum's 15,000-square-foot exhibit. Five years in the making, the permanent exhibition opened in
November 1993 in Chicago. African and African-American scholars collaborated as narrators of their own peoples'
stories to produce the original exhibit. A section of the DMNH exhibit will highlight major contributions to American
society by Colorado residents of African descent.
So come along on this journey of sights and sounds and learn a little history in
the process. Africa: One Continent, Many Worlds
is at the Denver Museum of Natural History from October 9 through January 25.
Check out Africa: One Continent, Many Worlds national Web site at www.lam.mus.ca.us/africa/
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:
"Ablaze with color and alive with video recordings, music, and environmental sounds,
the exhibit integrates splendid artifacts and hands-on activities to explore Africas diverse people, places, culture,
The Denver Post, October 9, 1998
"It would seem these days that the Denver Museum of Natural Historys motto, So Many Adventures in One Place,
couldnt be more true."
Longmont Daily Times-Call, September 25, 1998
"The Denver Museum of Natural Historys Africa: One Continent, Many Worlds blockbuster is infinitely kid-friendly.
The shows design is so generous, bright, broad and exhilarating that people of all ages and ethnicities are easily
and thoroughly invited into it."
Boulder Planet, October 28, 1998