Crest Mask: Ciwara Kun or Sogoni Kun, Ciwara association, Bamana peoples, Bougouni or Diola region, Mali. Wood, h. 16 3/8 inches. New Orleans Museum of Art. Bequest of Victor K. Kiam. 77.241. Photograph courtesy of the Museum for African Art.
Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art
February 19–May 11, 2008
Resonance from the Past consists of nearly 100 works from the New Orleans Museum of Art's
extensive collection of African art. The exhibition highlights works
from Central and West Africa and includes ancestral masks and figures,
musical instruments, and ceramics, as well as fabric and beadwork
costumes. This exceptional selection has been touring the country since
2005 while the African galleries at NOMA have been undergoing extensive
renovation. The exhibition was on view last year at the National Museum
of African Art of the Smithsonian Institution.
For more information please visit: The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University