||Prince Twins Seven-Seven was named UNESCO: Artist for
Peace on May 24, 2005. He went to Paris to receive his award in the
presence of the President of Nigeria (see attached press release).
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The Indianapolis Museum of
Art opened their new Contemporary African Art wing in August, 2000
featuring the works of Prince Twins Seven-Seven.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C.
had their exhibit, "Oshogbo: The Early Years" featuring
Twins' Art and Music between January 19th, and October 20th, 2000.
The Smithsonian also opened a new exhibit entitled:
Prince Twins Seven-Seven
||"Encounters with African Art" featuring several
of Twins works which ran from January 4, 2001 to January 4, 2002.
"African Art: A New Perspective" was Twins' new exhibit
which opened on February 1lth, 2001 at the Aftican Art Museum of Marylaind,
PrinceTwins Seven-Seven had an exhibit at the Porter Gallery at the
University of California at Santa Cruz between April 12th and May
4th, 2002. The Allens Lane Gallery in Philadelphia hosted Twins works
in an exhibit entitled “The Global Living Myth of Africa: Past
and Recent Work by Prince Twins Seven-Seven, January 18-February 16,
2003. Between October 1-December 31, 2003 the works of Twins Seven-Seven
appeared at the James E. Lewis Museum of Art in Baltimore, Md. The
art of Twins Seven-Seven was part of the exhibit “African Art,
African Voices: Long Steps Never Broke A Back which appeared at the
Philadelphia Museum of Art from October 2, 2004 through January 2,
2005 in Philadelphia, PA.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art held a reception in honor of Twins
Seven-Seven’s award as UNESCO’s Artist For Peace, 2005
on October 6, 2005. In May, 2006 as the result of a donor’s
gift, the Philadelphia Museum put one of his early works on permanent
display: “Spirits of my Reincarnation Brothers and Sisters (1968-69).”
In February, 2006, Prince Twins Seven-Seven did two presentations
for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. IMA proudly displays Twins’
work which is featured in their new contemporary wing. Prince also
gave workshops for Indiana University at Bloomington and the Indianapolis
A New Acquisition Display, “Spirits of My Reincarnation Brothers
and Sisters,” Oshogbo, 1968-1969, appeared at the Philadelphia
Museum of Art in Pennsylvania, May 5, 2006.
In 2007 – Twins Seven-Seven had a solo exhibit at the Galerie
in der Promenade, Furth, Germany, between June 17 – July
27; while the group exhibit “Contemporary African Art from
the Collection of Williams Jones,” appeared at the Aljira
Center for Contemporary Art, in Newark, New Jersey between February
22 – March 24.
The group exhibit, “Mami Wata (Mother Water) Arts for Water
Spirits in Africa and its Diasporas,“ appeared at The Fowler
Museum at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles,
California between April 6 – August 10, 2008. “George
Lilanga – Kivuthi Mbuno – Cheri Samba – Twins
Seven-Seven,” AFRICA SELECT III, appeared at the ARTCO Gallery
Gmbh, Herzogenrath, Germany, June 12 – August 14, 2008.
“Mami Wata (Mother Water) Arts for Water Spirits in Africa
and its Diasporas,“ was shown again at The National Museum
of Art, in Washington, D.C., between April 1 – July 26, 2009.