Merikokeb Berhanu (Ethiopian), Untitled LXX (detail), 2021. Acrylic paint on canvas; 48 in. x 57 1/8 in. Denver Art Museum: Native Arts acquisition funds. © Merikokeb Berhanu, courtesy Lucy Emms Photography and Addis Fine Art

Arts of Africa Gallery

Merikokeb Berhanu (Ethiopian), Untitled LXX (detail), 2021. Acrylic paint on canvas; 48 in. x 57 1/8 in. Denver Art Museum: Native Arts acquisition funds. © Merikokeb Berhanu, courtesy Lucy Emms Photography and Addis Fine Art

Surreal and colorful painting of a large female figure and a smaller man riding a horse

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Colorful abstract painting with symbolism of animals, a city, a lake, and more admist geometrical shapes

Merikokeb Berhanu (Ethiopian), Untitled LXX, 2021. Acrylic paint on canvas; 48 in. x 57 1/8 in. Denver Art Museum: Native Arts acquisition funds. © Merikokeb Berhanu, courtesy Lucy Emms Photography and Addis Fine Art

The Arts of Africa collection

Artworks from this gallery are part of the Denver Art Museum's Arts of Africa collection, which consists of approximately 1,000 objects largely from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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