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.