Melanesian Art

January 26 – December 8, 2019
The Sepik River and Abelam Hill Country



The art of Melanesia is a particular strength of the Hood Museum of Art's collection, and the museum's primary holdings are from the island of New Guinea in the southwestern Pacific. The objects in this gallery offer a window into the region's traditional religions, people's ideas about the supernatural world, and the social relationships of people living within the traditional societies located in the Sepik River region and Abelam Hills in the northern part of the island.

Exhibition Curator

Robert Welsch

Exhibition subject: Oceania