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"Africa" painting by Canadian Artist Daniel Van Klei donated to DEVS

The department of Global Development Studies recently received a painting by Canadian artist Daniel Van Klei, the uncle of Raylea Abbis-Mills, a DEVS 2016 graduate.

Mr. Van Klei donated the painting "Africa", which will be hung in the Leslie Doucet lounge within Global Development Studies, in honour of the teachings that Raylea received at Queen's. "Thank you for teaching Raylea. It has been great to see her character and perspectives / ideas develop while attending Queens.  I appreciate an environment where critical thinking is developed amongst students, differing perspectives are explored and  innovative/creative endeavours have the potential to flourish! It it feels positive/appropriate to see “Africa” installed within the Global Development Studies Department".

Stories to Tell: Africans and the Diaspora Respond to the Lang Collection

Ogunwuyi, Figure of a Bowl Carrier for Shango (Arugba Shango), around 1928, wood and pigment. Gift of Justin and Elisabeth Lang, 1984 (M84-146). Photo: Synthescape

Bringing a new perspective to the Justin and Elisabeth Lang Collection of African Art, guest curators Marc Epprecht and Allison Goebel developed a community-based exhibition at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre that challenges the problematic history of colonial-era appropriation, collection and display of African art in Western museums.