Tunde Odunlade: Nigerian Artist and Musician
An evening of drumming, art, conversation and food


Tunde Odunlade

Tunde Odunlade


Program Overview

An evening of drumming, art, conversation and food. Dundu Dole drummers will join Tunde to open the evening. A traditional Nigerian meal will be prepared for everyone's pleasure. Examples of Tunde's art will be exhibited and are for sale.

Tunde Odunlade

Tunde Odunlade is an internationally acclaimed print and textile artist who has exhibited, taught, lectured, studied and traveled extensively within Nigeria and throughout the United States and Europe.

Tunde's art has been displayed in dozens of one-man and group shows. His work is in the collections of several institutions including the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the State House in Lagos Nigeria as well as in the collections of many indivduals in the United States and Nigeria. In the early 1970' Tunde trained at the Oshogbo school of art that was largely responsible for the explosion of creative contemporary art emanating from Nigeria. Tunde's art uses both contemporary and traditional techniques. For example, he developed a unique batik applique process that builds on traditional textile print techniques to create wall hangings with unusual depth and texture. His favored technique for making his linocuts. His images draw on the rich history of Yorbua art and culture, modern-day life in Nigeria, and his passion for music.


Program Date & Time

5:00 - 8:00 pm


Open to the public at no charge. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Partial Sponsors

Elinor Gollay

Rex Brasell