Cornell art exhibit focuses on Mali

WHAT: The West African country of Mali provides the background for one of the current exhibitions at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Titled "Studio Malick," the exhibition features Malick Sidibe's photographs, taken during a time of political and cultural transition in the nation.

Sidibe shot his photos as Mali became independent of France in 1960. With independence, the youth-oriented culture of music, dancing, and fashion exploded in the once-conservative country. Sidibe's personality-focused style captured the spirit of the times.

"Studio Malick" was organized by the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago, in collaboration with Gwinzegal/diChroma Photography, Spain. The exhibition will next travel to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in spring 2014.

WHERE: Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park

WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; through Dec. 8

COST: Free

CALL: 407-646-1595

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