Exhibition Reception for Regions and Rituals: The Role of Missionaries in Preserving Asmat Art

20 September 2019
  • 05:00 - 07:00
  • American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas
    The Gallery, second floor, east end, Anderson Student Center

    Free and open to the public.

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Please join us for our fall exhibition reception for Regions and Rituals: The Role of Missionaries in Preserving Asmat Art.

Friday, September 20, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Gallery, second floor, east end, Anderson Student Center

The American Museum of Asmat art presents an exhibition exploring the ways in which Catholic missionaries have influenced and worked to protect artistic expression in four Asmat cultural groups: Bismam, Becembub, Safan and Unir Sirau.

Curated by the students from the Spring 2019 Arts of the Pacific Islands course taught by Gretchen Burau, adjunct art history professor, assisted by art history undergraduate Tatum Whiteford and graduate students Molly McIntosh and Taylor Menendez.