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Bruce Onobrakpeya: 'Idi Owena'

Every week from February 18, 2022 until March 17, 2022.
Tuesday: 12 PM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 12 PM - 4 PM
Thursday: 12 PM - 4 PM
SDSU - University Art Gallery
Opening day hours: Friday, Feb. 18, 12-4 p.m.

Opening this Friday, “Bruce Onobrakpeya: Idi Owena” is a retrospective spanning the over 60-year career of celebrated Nigerian artist, Bruce Onobrakpeya. The title, Idi Owena, is apt - an Urhobo term for ‘Great Artist’.

"Idi Owena" is curated by Kennii Ekundayo.

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On view Feb. 18 through Mar. 17, 2022 at University Art Gallery.
In celebration of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of SDSU Africana Studies.
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment (619.594.6511 or

"Idi Owena" is organized by the Africana Studies, the School of Theater, Television, and Film, and the School of Art and Design.

Additional programming:
Bruce Onobrakpeya and Nobel Laureate writer and playwright Wole Soyinka, two prominent African artists, are expected to appear live on Wednesday, March 2, 4- 7 p.m. at SDSU in honor of Black History Month and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of SDSU’s Department of Africana Studies. Also accompanying them will be Onobrakpeya’s curator Kehinde “Kennii” Ekundayo.

The SDSU exhibition of the art and sculpture of Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya will run Feb. 18 - Mar. 17, 2022 in the University Art Gallery on the 4th Floor of the School of Art + Design. This will be the first time his work is seen in the San Diego region. A public reception and walkthrough of the exhibition with Onobrakpeya and curator Kennii is set for Wednesday, Mar. 2 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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SDSU - University Art Gallery

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, California 92182

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