African Art on View from International Collections Accompanied by Programs and Scholarly Book
Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley
May 16–October 14, 2012
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
150 objects from 25 little-known ethnic groups in central Nigeria. The first major international exhibition to present a comprehensive view of the arts of the region. Organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA in association with the Musée du quai Branly, Paris, from their collections and also with works from the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva, Berlin’s Museum of Ethnology, and private European and American collections.
A 680-page publication accompanies the exhibition, paperback $75, edited by Marla C. Berns, Richard Fardon and Sidney Littlefield Kasfir. Available in the Center Bookshop.
Fowler Museum at UCLA: February 13–July 24, 2011
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art: Sept. 14, 2011–March 4, 2012
• Curator’s Talk: Marla C. Berns speaks, Wed., May 16, 6 pm
• Nollywood Film Festival: Sat., June 9, 11 am to mid-afternoon
• Exhibition Tours: Thursdays at 12:15 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm
Free Admission: Wednesday–Sunday 11 am–5 pm, Thursdays until 8 pm. Open July 4th
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