A Contemporary African Arts Festival (Exhibition)

Show/Hide All Variant Names

Exist Dates

1975 May 16 - 1975 August 17

Biographical or Historical Note

abstract
Exhibition. Opened in May 16, 1975 and closed August 17, 1975. Located in Section 1A, Floor 1 in Gallery 77 at the American Museum of Natural History. "A Contemporary African Arts Festival" was an exhibition displaying the work of a group of artists from nine African countries.

Summary

"A Contemporary African Arts Festival" was an exhibition displaying the work of a group of artists from nine African countries. There were more than 200 works that included graphics, paintings, sculpture, pottery, carved calabashes, resist dyed textiles, counter-repousse, leatherwork, architecture and hand-loomed tapestries. Supplementing the exhibit, were lecture-demonstrations, music and dance presentations as well as showings of work by African filmmakers. The exhibit, on loan from Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, was on view in Gallery 77 of the American Museum of Natural History from May 16 through August 17, 1975.

Individuals and institutions involved in the creation of the exhibition: Field Museum of Natural History.

Sources

    American Museum of Natural History Press Release, February 14, 1975. Departmental Records, 101; American Museum of Natural History Library Archives.

Terms

localDescription
temporary exhibition
localDescription
basic

Related Corporate, Personal, and Family Names

American Museum of Natural History. Gallery 77.
Location of exhibition.

Written by: Roxanne Edwards
Last modified: 2018 December 12


Export

Content negotiation supports the following types: text/html, application/xml, application/tei+xml, application/vnd.google-earth.kml+xml, application/rdf+xml, application/json, text/turtle

Return to top

amnhc_5000282http://data.library.amnh.org/archives-authorities/org:Organizationosm