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  • Krannert Art Museum assembling major exhibition on Swahili arts

    Allyson Purpura, Krannert Art Museum’s curator of global African art, and Prita Meier, a University of Illinois art history professor, standing in front of a carved door in Zanzibar. The exhibition on Swahili arts they are assembling will include similar architectural elements from the region.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Allyson Purpura, email To reach Prita Meier, email

    “World on the Horizon” has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor*; the ADAA Foundation Curatorial Award and the Association of Art Museum Curators; the College of Fine and Applied Arts Creative Research Award; and the Campus Research Board. *Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.