Painting Ethiopia: The Life and Work of Qes Adamu Tesfaw
September 1 – November 4, 2007
This exhibition featured 36 paintings portraying the richness of both religious and secular life in Ethiopia, along with scenes from important historical events that have shaped the country’s identity. Qes Adamu’s style is infused with a sense of humor that informs the self-awareness of his art.
Image: Qes Adamu Tesfaw, Saint Gigar Slapping King Herod, c. 1990, paint on cloth, 79 x 175 cm. Collection of Michigan State University Museum, 7557.42.