Wednesday, February 2, 2011
TRIBAL ART EXHIBITION IN FEBRUARY-Los Angeles
Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley
February 13 – July 24, 2011.
Preview Opening: February 12, 6:30pm to 9pm
Experience some of the most abstract, dramatic, and inventive sculpture in sub-Saharan Africa in this groundbreaking exhibition that “unmasks” the history of Central Nigeria by examining the dynamic interrelationships among its peoples and their ritual arts. On hundred figurative wood sculptures, masks, and ceramic vessels, as well as elaborate bronze and iron regalia reveal borrowing, adaptations, reinventions, and permutations that are varied and complex as the vast Benue River Valley itself.
For further information, please visit the Fowler Museum website at: www.fowler.ucla.edu