Join Alisa LaGamma, curator in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as she considers eight landmark sculptural traditions from West and Central Africa created between the 13th and early 20th centuries in terms of the individuals who inspired their creation. Selected for their artistic importance, generating a critical mass of scholarship are the Akan of Ghana, ancient Ife civilization and the Kingdom of Benin of Nigeria; Bangwa and Kom chiefdoms of the Cameroon Grassfields; the Chokwe of Angola and Zambia; and the Luluwa, Hemba, and Kuba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This examination of major African forms of expression reveals the hidden meaning and inspiration of these great artistic achievements.  

This is a private event for Friends of African and Oceanic Art.