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Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures

Sunday at the Met, November 20, 2011Delve into the installation and commemoration rites that defined important individuals immortalized by artists in West and Central Africa through major sculptural traditions. The afternoon's speakers explore this larger context that informs a range of distinctive cultural aesthetics.Lectures: Enshrining Greatness through African SculptureAlisa LaGamma, curator, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtCompeting for Fame and Glory: Kings and Their Arts in the Cameroon GrassfieldsChristraud M. Geary, Teel Senior Curator of African and Oceanic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, BostonPowerful Men and Beautiful Women in Chokwe and Luluwa Leadership ArtsConstantine Petridis, curator of African Art, Cleveland Museum of ArtRelated Exhibition:Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic SculpturesSeptember 21, 2011 -- January 29, 2012The exhibition is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ceil & Michael E. Pulitzer Foundation, Inc., and the National Endowment for the Arts.The exhibition catalogue is made possible by The MCS Endowment Fund.
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