Black History Month program to feature Senegalese tapestries; African Art Museum also to feature storytelling

THE BALTIMORE SUN

The African Art Museum of Maryland will celebrate Black History Month on Sunday with a program featuring tapestries from Senegal and a children's reading session about African-American history.

Events will begin at 2 p.m. at the Columbia museum, which exhibits African artwork and sponsors lectures, workshops and events. About 15 wool tapestries by Senegalese master weaver Abdoulaye Kasse will be on display. Kasse will weave a tapestry and be available to talk with visitors about his craft.

His elaborately colored tapestries, which have never been shown in the United States, will also be exhibited in Michigan and Connecticut.

The opening will include a children's "Reading By 9" program featuring children's stories, storytelling and a performance by Anansegromma from Ghana.

Admission to Sunday's event is free, but reservations are requested. Call 410-730-7105. Books will be given to each child who registers in advance. Refreshments will be served from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The museum is at 5430 Vantage Point Road in the Historic Oakland mansion.

Pub Date: 2/19/99

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