This exhibition explores efforts by the American Crosier Fathers and Brothers to promote and preserve Asmat art and culture from Papua Province,Indonesia on the island of New Guinea. The objects on view provide insights into daily life as well as the personal expressions of individual Asmat artists. They range from ingeniously designed functional objects, such as digging sticks, to complex narrative sculpture recounting events from oral traditions and daily life.
Reception Monday, April 7th, 5:00 p.m. in The Gallery.
The OEC Lobby Gallery will be closed Friday, April 18th - Monday, April 21st for the Easter holiday.
The exhibition is co-curated by art history graduate students:
with former AMAA@UST director Julie Risser