Saturday, January 29, 2022
Rosepot Collections: African American Culture Arts

Rosepot Collections: African American Culture Arts

Mollissie Peterson is the founding arts and cultural curator of the Rosepot Collection. A native of Goldsboro, her work seeks to tell the story of the African diaspora through art and artifacts, starting from the early 12th century to present day. Today, the Rosepot Collection consists of more than 1,000 pieces, including ceremonial masks from West and Central Africa, Antebellum slave writings, art procured by famous American literary icons such as Maya Angelou and Alex Hailey, and fine art by internationally acclaimed Ernie Barnes, Charly “Carlos” Palmer, and Margaret May Dashiell. While Mollissie has been collecting pieces for over 30 years, her love for cultural preservation started with her grandfather William Henry Peterson, a community man and 32nd degree mason from North End District of Goldsboro. From her grandfather’s 1850s Planters Clock, the Rosepot Collection has grown into a homage to the thriving and resilient heritage of African Americans.

The exhibit will open the night of First Friday at 6 p.m. on February 4th.

Venue: Arts Council in Wayne Coutny
102 N. John Street
Goldsboro, NC
Phone: (919) 736-3300