Museum and Mission: American Crosiers in Asmat and the Spirit of Vatican II

1 April to 19 December 2014
  • The exhibition is on display April 1-December 19, 2014, in The Gallery, Second floor, east end, Anderson Student Center
    The Gallery will be closed Friday, April 18th - Monday, April 21st for the Easter holiday.
    Free and open to the public.

    Gallery Viewing Hours
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
    10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday
    Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

    Parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility, corner of Grand and Cretin avenues.
    Gallery location and parking directions: http://www.stthomas.edu/campusmaps

    Handicap accessible. For accessibility requests: (651) 962-6315

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:
Bret Campion
Angela Daniels
Tongtong Guo
Kathryn Joy
Chelsea Lynch
Dakota Passariello
with former AMAA@UST director Julie Risser