What words come to mind when you hear the word “Africa”? For people in the West, the first words might be war, disease, genocide, poverty, AIDS, or other darker, grimmer terms. A new series of exhibitions aims at replacing those words with a new, brighter, more hopeful one—Creative. In Creative Africa, African arts old and new come alive brilliantly and accessibly for a Western audience who may know little of that continent’s past or present save from misguided generalizations. Creative Africa pictures a vibrant new world of creativity waiting to be discovered by those willing to step out of the darkness of prejudice into the light of hope.