Royals and Regalia: Inside the Palaces of Nigeria’s Monarchs

Nov 7, 2014 5:50PM

Beginning February 25, 2015, the Newark Museum will present Royals and Regalia: Inside the Palaces of Nigeria’s Monarchs, an exhibition of 40 large-scale portraits from a new series by acclaimed Nigerian photographer George Osodi. The exhibition will run through August 9, 2015.

Exhibited for the first time in the United States, the lush color photographs feature the regional kings - and a queen -  of modern-day monarchies throughout the country. The near life-size photographs will be shown along with select examples of prestige dress and regalia from the Museum’s internationally renowned collections.

Following its presentation at Newark, Royals and Regalia will travel through the end of 2017. Select works from the series were originally presented in an exhibition curated by Ziggi Golding at Bermondsey Project, London, in 2013.