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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970


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Sunday at the Met, November 20, 2011 Delve into the installation and commemoration rites that defined important individuals immortalized by artists in West and Central Africa through major sculptural traditions. The afternoon's speakers explore this larger context that informs a range of distinctive cultural aesthetics. Lectures: Enshrining Greatness through African Sculpture Alisa LaGamma, curator, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Competing for Fame and Glory: Kings and Their Arts in the Cameroon Grassfields Christraud M. Geary, Teel Senior Curator of African and Oceanic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Powerful Men and Beautiful Women in Chokwe and Luluwa Leadership Arts Constantine Petridis, curator of African Art, Cleveland Museum of Art Related Exhibition: Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures September 21, 2011 -- January 29, 2012 The exhibition is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ceil & Michael E. Pulitzer Foundation, Inc., and the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition catalogue is made possible by The MCS Endowment Fund.

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