More from: Exhibitions

Art And Oracle

Exhibitions are no longer straightforward enterprises in which one simply considers the selection of items and the manner of their display. They now entail an associated publication, special events for scholars and collectors, outreach for the general public and schoolchildren, websites, and specialty items for the gift shop. Even more was demanded of “Art and […]


The Peabody exhibition

Early ethnographers of Sierra Leone and Liberia describe Poro but are somewhat dismissive of Sande in terms of its social impact. Recently that focus has reversed, and Sande has been held up as an association of social consequence. The Peabody exhibition points out several noteworthy and not altogether common facts about Poro and its masks, […]


THE AFRICAN ROOTS OF THE AMISTAD REBELLION Masks

THE AFRICAN ROOTS OF THE AMISTAD REBELLION Masks of the Sacred Bush The Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut July 15, 2000-December 31, 2001 “The African Roots of the Amistad Rebellion” exhibits forty pieces of art from the Mende and related peoples of Sierra Leone and surrounding areas, together with twenty […]