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Eternal Ancestors - Of Ancestors and Earth Spirits - Part 4 of 6

Learn more about the exhibition: http://www.metmuseum.org/special/eternal_ancestors/african_more.asp Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Eternal Ancestors: The Art of the Central African Reliquary," these lectures examine the legacy of one of Africa's greatest artistic movements. They address the larger significance of the region's most celebrated sculptural works by considering the historical context and spiritual impetus for their creation, their impact on the Western avant-garde, and parallels with other major world traditions. Of Ancestors and Earth Spirits: Examining the Nexus of Environment, Religion, and Politics in Central African History and Culture, Early Times to Circa 1900 C.E. Kairn Klieman, associate professor of History, University of Houston
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