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Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands

April 28, 2017
December 31, 2017

Spanning the geographic region collectively referred to as Oceania, this comprehensive exhibition highlights masterworks from the three cultural regions of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Particular focus is placed on New Guinea, land of the headhunter, and the rich artistic traditions infused into daily and ritual life. Submerge into a visually stunning world and come face to face with larger-than-life masks, finely crafted feast bowls, objects associated with the secretive Sepik River men’s house, beautiful shell and feather currency, magic figures and tools of the shaman, objects related to seagoing trade routes, gorgeous personal adornments, weapons of warfare, and the most precious of human trophies taken in retribution.

Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This is an ongoing exhibition.


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