“Wisdom is wealth,” a old Swahili proverb states. At this museum we believe that knowledge is strength. We strive to break down barriers to art by presenting cultural relevant exhibitions and by extending outside the museum wall. Our exhibitions address social justice topics, but at the same time, show pieces that show where Africa started from. We feature art work that is both intellectually and artistically challenging. We are committed to have every voice, dead or alive, heard by the world. If our museum was to be give the five hundred thousand dollar grant, it would help us tremendously in our journey for a better understanding of Africa.
The first piece we would add to my museum would be “King Pepy I Making an Offering.” This piece could be one of the most valuable and interesting pieces in any exhibit because it is holds ancient ideas, traditions, and beliefs from the beautiful Nubia. If it wasn’t for pieces like this, funerary art, architecture, and so on created by the wealthy elite and royal classes to prepare for the afterlife, we would have no information on that time. It is because of what those people had created that we humans have insight today into their beliefs.
Building on ideas of Nubia, we can enhance our viewers mind on the topic of “Egypt.” Many Western scholars do not usually talk about “Egypt” as an African civilization because it is usually explained with other areas of West Asia (i.e. Mesopotamia) and later Islamic cultures around the Mediterranean. Not to forget, its early aesthetic impact on ancient Rome and ancient Greece.
“King Pepy I Making an Offering” was made in Egypt during the sixth Dynasty, under the reign of Pepy I. Some historical factors that come into play when looking at this art sculpture is the headdress and other clothing it is wearing. Also, the people of Nubia would prey to the royalty as if they were g-ds, also, they would create status of them to show their appreciation, gratitude, and to pray...