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Coming soon to the Perelman Building: five new exhibitions showcasing the visionary art of Africa. Creative Africa opens May 14.

Nouvelle Histoire collection, 2011, designed by Sasja Strengholt, Deux d’Amsterdam, for Vlisco. Photograph by Carmen Kemmink.

“Untitled, Cairo,” from the series “Masr,” 2003, by Akinbode Akinbiyi (Courtesy of the artist) © Akinbode Akinbiyi.

“Woman’s Cloth (One of a Pair),” c. 1930–80, made by Ashanti culture, Ghana.

Figure of an Official or Attendent, early 17th–18th century, made in Benin Kingdom, Nigeria (Penn Museum, Philadelphia: Purchased from W. O. Oldman. Image courtesy of the Penn Museum, Image #250923. Photograph by Gary Ombler for Dorling Kindersley).

“Surgical Clinic and Health Center, Léo, Burkina Faso,” 2014, designed by Francis Kéré. Photograph courtesy of Kéré Architecture.