Osogbo and the Art of Heritage

Osogbo and the Art of Heritage

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Why has the home of a Yoruba river goddess become a UNESCO World Heritage site and a global attraction? Every year, tens of thousands of people from around the world visit the sacred grove of Osun, Osogbo's guardian deity, to attend her festival. Peter Probst takes readers on a riveting journey to Osogbo. He explores the history of the Osogbo School, which helped introduce one style of African modern art to the West, and investigates its intimate connection with Osun, the role of art and religion in the changing world of Osogbo, and its prominence in the global arena.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 225 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253001676
  • 9780253001672

Review quote

"A layered, rich exploration of the many and varied changes that have taken place in this significant Nigerian town." Robin Poynor, University of Florida--Robin Poynor, University of Florida"show more

About Associate Professor of Art & Art History Peter Probst

Peter Probst is Professor of Art and Art History at Tufts University.show more