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Art That Lives?

Exploring Figural Art from Africa

July 25, 2009, through August 01, 2010
People around the world have at times responded to works of art as more than mere inanimate objects, seeing them instead as living things. This exhibition examines the complex ways that African peoples view images, especially depictions of the human form, as forces that impact personal experience. Sculptures from across the African continent reveal how art has mediated disputes, exerted political authority, and given presence to the dead.
Generously funded by the Frank L. Harrington 1924 Exhibition Fund.
Curated by Alex Bortolot, Independent curator
Hood Museum