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Akan, Ghana, Soul Washer’s Badge, early 20th century, gold, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.

One Night in the Kingdom of Gold

Thursday, May 15, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions


The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in partnership with the Houston Museum of African American Culture, presents “One Night in the Kingdom of Gold,” a multi-venue event celebrating the rich history and heritage of the Ashanti Kingdom of Ghana. The event includes private tours of the MFAH Glassell Collection of African Gold and the HMAAC exhibition Kingdom of Gold: Photographs of Ghana, featuring more than 30 images by Ellen Kaplowitz that capture the enstoolment of Asantehene Otomfuo Osei Tutu II as king of the Ashanti Kingdom.

5:45 p.m. Registration and networking at HMAAC
6 p.m. Talk & Tour at HMAAC, led by Jared Stellar, professor of African history, Rice University
7 p.m. Talk & Tour at MFAH, led by Chelsea Dacus, assistant curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
7:30 p.m. Happy Hour Thursday at MFAH

This program is sold out. Contact us for questions.