Oscar Mokeme, Portland, 2009

Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner

Oscar Mokeme, Portland, 2009

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Oscar Mokeme immigrated from Nigeria to Maine and as of 2017, works as the Founder and director, Museum of African Culture in Portland. Part collector, part educator, part healer, he transforms the artistry of West Africans and the wisdom of his ancestors into personal experiences American audiences can relate to.

“The psychology and motivation behind the art interests me. They are not just art; they are documents where ancient wisdom was recorded,” he said in 2009.

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  • Title: Oscar Mokeme, Portland, 2009
  • Creator: Van Voorst Van Beest, Jan Pieter
  • Creation Date: 2009
  • Subject Date: 2017
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Digital photograph
  • Object Type: Image

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