Sacred Traditions: Exploring African-Based Spirituality

May 23, -
6 PM Cash Bar
6:30 PM Lecture Hall doors open
7 PM - Conversation between Shantrelle P. Lewis and Omisade Burney-Scott

María Magdalena Campos-Pons has long centered African spirituality in her work through the usage of colors and symbols, representing the many òrìṣà found in spiritual practices across the African Diaspora. Building upon the symbolism in Campos-Pons's solo exhibition Behold, join Shantrelle P. Lewis, initiated Lucumí Sango Priest, and Omisade Burney-Scott, initiated Priest of the Orìṣà Osun and Egungun in the Isese Tradition of IFA, for a conversation about African Traditional Religions, the role of women in the tradition and the practice of honoring one's ancestors.

TOP LEFT: Photo of Omisade Burney-Scott by SASSS. TOP RIGHT: Photo of Iya Shantrelle P. Lewis by Jeremy Tauriac.

Nasher Museum of Art