Traveling Distant Waters: Canoes in Asmat and the Upper Midwest

6 September to 21 December 2016
  • The exhibition is on display September 6-December 21, 2016, in The Gallery, Second floor, east end, Anderson Student Center
    The Gallery will be closed Thursday, November 24-Sunday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving 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.-2 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:

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

An exhibition comparing and contrasting the functional, historical and spiritual roles of canoes among the Asmat people of New Guinea and in the Upper Midwest.

Reception: Saturday, Oct. 1, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Curated by Dr. Eric Kjellgren, AMAA@St. Thomas director and Dr. Mark Neuzil, Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism
Assisted by Elizabeth Madden and students from the graduate seminar The Asmat of New Guinea: Art, Context, and Exhibition

Images: Untitled: Men in a Canoe, Artist Unknown, before 2000, Asmat people, wood, paint, L: 134.6 cm (53 in), Gift of Bishop Alphonse Sowada, osc, AMAA@St. Thomas T2012.04.005. Portage with Wood Canoe, Hungry Jack Lake, 2016. Photograph, 60 x 40 cm. Photographer: Dodd Demas.