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A Saint in the City

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March 10 through June 29, 2008

Program Locations:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

A Saint in the City--originally on view at Fowler Museum at UCLA--presents the visual culture of a dynamic religious movement known as the Mouride way that is inspired by a Senegalese Sufi pacifist, poet, and saint named Amadou Bamba (1853-1927). The Schomburg Center will feature selections from the original exhibition.
A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal was organized and produced by the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and curated by Dr. Mary Nooter Roberts and Dr. Allen F. Roberts in collaboration with Senegalese National Endowment for the Humanities, promoting excellence in the humanities. Additional support was provided by the UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center.
The current exhibition of A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has been made possible thanks to several institutions at Columbia University: The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life; the Institute of African Studies; the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion; and the Committee on Global Thought.