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"Chokwe! Art and Initiation Among Chokwe and Related Peoples"
1999-10-24 until 2000-01-16
Minneapolis Institute of Art
USA United States of America
Featured in the exhibition are 175 works of art created by Chokwe, Lwena, Luchazi,
Lunda, and other related peoples of Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and
Zambia. The pieces are selected from prominent private and museum collections in the
United States, Europe, Canada and South America. Among the variety of forms
included are masks, chief's and ancestral figures, thrones, scepters, and figurative
ceramics. The exhibition explores the significance of art in the context of male and
female initiation and the transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next.
This exhibition was organized by the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, with
generous sponsorship provided by The Rockefeller Foundation and the National
Endowment for the Arts.