“16 years ago Olayami Dabls came to the corner of Grand River and West Grand Blvd (Detroit, MI, USA) with a vision to create a space for his community to understand the immense power of their African heritage. Occupying almost an entire city block, the MBAD African Bead Museum houses 18 outdoor installations as well as the African Bead Gallery, N’kisi House and African Language Wall.” (http://www.mbad.org/#our-story)

A fantastic conversation with Dabls and his vision of African art can be found here http://www.designindaba.com/articles/creative-work/meet-artist-behind-americas-only-museum-dedicated-african-beads