May 18 - 07 2021
Sankofa Project

Sankofa Project

Presented by Brazos Valley African American Museum at Brazos Valley African American Museum

Artist and social activist Ann Johnson and her team designed furniture for the BVAAM, based on African Adinkra symbols depicting universal concepts such as nurturance, endurance, and loyalty.  Fabricated by the Texas A&M “FabLab”, and rich in cultural ancestral connection, the “Sankofa” symbol literally means to “go back and get”. In honor of African-Americans’ labor in Texas oil fields, oil drums with blues’ lyrics painted on them, are repurposed as chairs and a table.  The table top includes a checkers game, with pieces embossed with portraits and quotes of famous African Americans. The exhibition is ongoing, with the furniture becoming part of the museum’s permanent collection.

Admission Info

Free, donations accepted.

Dates & Times

2021/05/18 - 2022/05/07

  • Jan 21, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Jan 22, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Jan 25, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Jan 26, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Jan 27, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Jan 28, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Jan 29, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Feb 1, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Feb 2, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Feb 3, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Feb 4, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Feb 5, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Feb 8, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Feb 9, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Feb 10, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Feb 11, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Feb 12, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Feb 15, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Feb 16, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Feb 17, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Feb 18, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Feb 19, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Feb 22, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Feb 23, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Feb 24, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Feb 25, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Feb 26, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Mar 1, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Mar 2, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Mar 3, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Mar 4, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Mar 5, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Mar 8, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Mar 9, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Mar 10, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Mar 11, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Mar 12, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Mar 15, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Mar 16, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Mar 17, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Mar 18, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Mar 19, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Mar 22, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Mar 23, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Mar 24, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Mar 25, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Mar 26, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Mar 29, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Mar 30, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Mar 31, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Apr 1, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Apr 2, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Apr 5, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Apr 6, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Apr 7, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Apr 8, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Apr 9, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Apr 12, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Apr 13, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Apr 14, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Apr 15, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Apr 16, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Apr 19, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Apr 20, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Apr 21, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Apr 22, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Apr 23, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Apr 26, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Apr 27, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Apr 28, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Apr 29, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Apr 30, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • May 3, 2022 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • May 4, 2022 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • May 5, 2022 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • May 6, 2022 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • May 7, 2022 at 10:00 am (Sat)
Location Info

Brazos Valley African American Museum

500 E. Pruitt St., Bryan, TX 77803

Accessibility Info