New Britain Museum of American Art opens exhibition of Ghanaian paintings of Hollywood movies

The New Britain Museum of American Art is presenting Ghana Paints Hollywood on November 9, 2017, a vibrant exhibition featuring over 50 hand-painted movie posters created by Ghanaian artists in the mid-1980s to the early 1990s—a period referred to at the “Golden Age” of Ghanaian movie posters. These posters present viewers with a compelling cross-cultural conversation, exploring how other nations depict our country through avenues of creative expression. Commissioned to advertise movie screenings throughout the nation’s countryside, the posters included in Ghana Paints Hollywood reveal the unique artistic skills of their creators as well as the wide variety of Hollywood films that attracted the Ghanaian public, including blockbusters such as Coming to America, The Matrix, Indiana Jones, and Rocky. Starting in

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