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“where Africa towns begin”
Dabls African Bead Museum is one of Detroit's treasures. It is a living artwork reflecting the soul of the city made of mostly outdoor installations. MBAD African Bead Museum founded by Olayami Dabls in 1994 strives to encourage the community to tell their own stories through art , music, storytelling and dance by sharing the wisdom of African culture. We are a major repository for African artifacts, including sculptures, textiles, pottery, and bead works dating back hundreds of years, from countless cultures throughout Africa. We offer guided tours of the outdoor installations by Olayami Dabls. We look forward to see you!
I cannot say enough nice things about this place the workers there her name was Queen and she made me feel so comfortable there is no comparison to anything I've ever seen my life to this you... Read more
My husband is a photographer who has taken a lot of photos here so I've always been interested in the space but I hadn't been able to make it there myself until a beautiful September afternoon. It... Read more
This was one of my stops while visiting Detroit a few yrs ago. If you like beads and pretty things, this your place. Plenty of free street parking. Its fee to roam inside and outside the grounds.... Read more
MBAD's African Bead Museum
- Thu - Sat: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Sun - Wed: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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