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Hanover, NH 03755
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Art That Lives?

Nkisi med

Unknown Kongo artist and ritual expert, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Nkisi nkondi power figure, about 1890, wood and mixed media. Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W’18 Fund, the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund, the William B. Jaffe Memorial Fund, the William S. Rubin Fund, the Julia L. Whittier Fund and through gifts by exchange; 996.22.30233

Exploring Figural Art from Africa

Ongoing

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.

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25 September, Friday, 4:30 P.M.
LECTURE
Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa
Alex Bortolot, independent curator, will discuss the complex ways in which certain examples of African art are understood in their original cultural contexts.

26 September, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
Introductory Tour of Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa

17 October, Saturday, 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. and 1:00-3:00 P.M.
FAMILY WORKSHOP
Powerful Figures from Africa

Come explore sculptures from Africa and discover how these works of art play powerful roles in people’s lives. In the studio, participants will use mixed media to create their own super figures. For children ages 6–10 and their adult companions. This program is offered at two different times. Participation is limited. Call (603) 646-1469 to register.

7 November, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
Introductory Tour of Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa

10 April, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Hood Galleries
INTRODUCTORY TOUR
Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa

5 June, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Hood Galleries
INTRODUCTORY TOUR

Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa

Last Updated: 4/1/10