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The Body and Art: African Sculpture from the Permanent Collection

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© Courtesy of DePaul Art Museum
The Body and Art: African Sculpture from the Permanent Collection

935 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614
March 29th, 2012 - May 29th, 2012

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North Side
EMAIL:  
artmuseum@depaul.edu
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Thu 11-7; Fri 11-5; Sat-Sun 12-5
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

In the classical arts of west and Central Africa, sculptural representations of the human body are widely produced and remarkably varied. Many traditional types are attentive to gesture, or impart meaning to bodily proportions and details of coiffure or ornament; some use the body as metaphor for containers or musical instruments. This exhibition, drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, reflects a broad spectrum of the social and cultural meanings associated with the human form.