The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women, NCMA, Raleigh (NC), USA

from 09/09/2020 to 03/01/2021

Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women is the first major exhibition of Senegalese gold jewelry to date that focuses on the history of Senegal’s gold, from past to present, and the beauty and complexity of the way Senegalese women use ornament and fashion to present themselves. A key theme of the exhibition is the Senegalese concept of sañse (a Wolof word for dressing up or looking and feeling good). Good as Gold explores how a woman in a city like Dakar might use a piece of gold jewelry to build a carefully tailored, elegant fashion ensemble.

Previously at the National Museum of African Art from the Smithsonian Institution

North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

East Building, Level B, Meymandi Exhibition Gallery

Link to the exhibition website