The University Record, March 26, 2001
Photo story: African art exhibition opens April 5A
new exhibition, African Art of Dual Worlds, opens April 5 in
the Museum of Arts Curtis Gallery. Curated by postdoctoral fellow
Dana Rush and the nine students in her African Art in the West
seminar, the exhibition offers an introduction to the material and
spiritual representations within African art. Elaborate hats, hair
ornaments, sculpted stools, carved drums, containers, cups and dolls are
included in the material, or seen, section of the exhibition.
Closely tied to social position and prestige, these items are drawn from
many African cultures. Masks, and healing and divination objects are
included in the section devoted to the spiritual, or unseen,
The Malian, Dogon Kanaga mask at right is carved wood with indigo
paint, string and leather.
Photo courtesy Museum of Art