'Temple of Acacia' Exhibition Opening
Sunday, August 21, 2022
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Join us for the opening reception of Temple of Acacia, a solo exhibition by Dario Mohr. Visit us on August 21 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. to meet the artist, curator Katherine Gressel, and participate in a special performance by Dario.
Temple of Acacia is dedicated to the spiritual practices of West Africa that have been and continue to be suppressed in the U.S. cultural zeitgeist. The Acacia tree is native to many regions of Africa, and became the primary icon representing the diverse tribal nations from which people of the African diaspora in the Americas are descended.
In this site-specific, multimedia installation at Old Stone House, Dario Mohr attempts to understand and relate his own evolving spiritual beliefs to those of his indigenous ancestors, while drawing visually from the Anglican colonial religious practices of his upbringing which he later abandoned. The exhibition holds the religious rituals of Mohr’s ancestors and other descendants of this region in high esteem, transforming the gallery into a sacred space of veneration and remembrance of the spirituality that many Black people in the U.S.’s ancestors once practiced, and that continues to be practiced today.
Temple of Acacia will be on view during museum open hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 2.
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