Wood jug_SomaliaAVON PARK, Fla.–Feb. 12, 2015–South Florida State College’s (SFSC) library presents the African Art Collection exhibition reception, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., in Building Y, First Floor, Library, SFSC Highlands Campus. The reception will share the work behind the African Art Collection such as research, oral history interviews, and design. This event is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

The exhibition will be on display Feb. 18 through March 26 in the SFSC Library, Highlands Campus.

Collected primarily in Somalia just after the end of World War II, the SFSC African Art Collection captures a snapshot in objects of the culture, place, and time. Intricately beaded dolls, exquisite wood carving, and camel bells showcase the art and artistry of Africa.

On public display for the first time, this collection highlights the unexpected connections of our community to the larger world. Students and subject experts combined forces to research, document, and display this collection.

The African Art Collection is co-sponsored by the SFSC Foundation, Inc., SFSC Library, and SFSC’s Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC). For more information, contact Claire A. Miller, librarian, at 863-784-7305 or millerc@southflorida.edu.