Portfolio: Encounters: The Arts of Africa [Exhibition Ongoing]

Installed in 2012, Encounters was the first of KAM’s permanent collection galleries to be fully renovated and reconceived to reflect the museum’s commitment to exploring the global connections and epistemological frames through which objects move and come to be known in the world. Curator: Allyson Purpura.

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Ibeji Figure

wood, nails, cowrie shells, and camwood powder

Dance wand (Eshu)

wood, hide, cowrie shells, fiber, medicinal bundles, indigo

Crest Mask (Chi Wara)

wood, raffia, and brass

Face Mask (Ninea-Gla)

wood, metal, and chalk

Helmet Mask (epa)

wood, iron, fiber, and sacrificial substances

Miniature Initiation Mask

wood, pigment, and raffia

Elephant Cap Mask

cotton and glass beads

Power Figure (Nkisi)

wood, lizard, bushbuck horn, and medicinal substances

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