Afro-American Arts from the Suriname Rain Forest (Exhibition)

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1981 October 28 - 1982 January 24

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Exhibition. Opened in October 28, 1981 and closed January 24, 1981. Located in Section 3, Floor 3 in Gallery 3 at the American Museum of Natural History. "Afro-American Arts from the Suriname Rain Forest" was an exhibition featuring the Suriname Maroons.

Summary

"Afro-American Arts from the Suriname Rain Forest" was an exhibition featuring the Suriname Maroons. More than 350 representative samples of Maroon culture were on display including carvings, textiles and metalwork. The artifacts were gathered from the collections of the American Museum of Natural History, the Herskovitz Collection of the Hamburgisches Museum fur Volkerkunde in Hamburg, the Musee de l'Homme in Paris, the Suriname Museum in Paramaribo, and the University Museum of Archeology in Cambridge. Anthropologists Sally and Richard Price of Johns Hopkins University organized the exhibition with the participation of the Museum of Cultural History at the University of California at Los Angeles and support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit was on view in Gallery 3 of the American Museum of Natural History from October 28, 1981 through January 24, 1982.

Individuals and institutions involved in the creation of the exhibition: Herskovitz Collection of the Hamburgisches Museum fur Volkerkunde in Hamburg; the Musee de l'Homme in Paris; the Suriname Museum in Paramaribo; the University Museum of Archeology in Cambridge; Johns Hopkins University; Museum of Cultural History at the University of California at Los Angeles; Sally Price; Richard Price.

Sources

    American Museum of Natural History Press Release, August 12, 1981. Departmental Records, 101; American Museum of Natural History Library Archives.

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American Museum of Natural History. Gallery 3.
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Last modified: 2018 December 14


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