(Note: This post first appeared in our e-newsletter, The RHT Weekly, on January 13, 2020. To receive The RHT Weekly in your inbox, well, weekly, sign up here!)
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is wrapping up its Ancient Nubia Now exhibit next Sunday, January 20. If you’re in the Northeast this week, do yourself a favor and check it out! (Here's what you need to know to get there.)The MFA’s exhibit showcases a wealth of cultural and artistic objects from almost three millennia of Nubian civilization.
The MFA’s show is an ambitious undertaking, mixing artistic brilliance with a forceful argument for historical reevaluation. Go for the surprise that comes along with finding out that the stunning ivory inlay in front of you, which you’d happily wear any day of the week, was crafted almost 4,000 years ago. But be prepared to leave with a heightened appreciation for Sub-Saharan African history, as Nubia gains deserved recognition alongside their more celebrated northern neighbors.