CSU’s Africa Center opens exhibit to celebrate African art

Isabelle Rayburn

Art and beer don’t usually go together. 

The African & Ale exhibit, which celebrates community and African art with some breweries added, is coming to the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art on April 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. 


Sponsored by Colorado State University’s Africa Center, the exhibit will feature four breweries that have created African-inspired brews and along with African-themed posters created by art students. These posters will also be displayed and sold in a silent auction during the event.

The exhibit is CSU’s Africa Center’s year-end celebration. Their goal is to bring together CSU and community members to celebrate their work and African culture.

Gallery Opening Details: African & Ale exhibit is opening on April 25 from 4–6 p.m.

The Africa Center is in the school of global environmental sustainability and works with all colleges at CSU. It serves as a network for researchers, NGOs, non-profits, Colorado Front Range organizations, faculty and students who work in Africa or have an interest in Africa, said Renee Harmon, an organizer of the event.

This event is a celebration meant to bring everyone together and celebrate. 

“It is a collaborative event that brings together the CSU art and art history department faculty and students, CSU researchers and, of course, local breweries,” Harmon said.

There will also be a Marimba group from Fort Collins performing at the event.

Collegian reporter Isabelle Rayburn can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com or on Twitter @Seiss_Diosaa.