Features exceptional works of art from the Museum's extensive and ever-growing collection. Bringing together contemporary and historic works in a range of different media, the exhibition seeks to broaden conventional ideas about African art while encouraging dialogue about its constantly evolving definition.
(Left) Unknown Ndwedwe (Zulu) artist, Bridal ensemble worn by Ntombiyise Mandwandwe Shiza, 1960s. Purchase 2009 Membership Endowment Fund.
A THOUSAND CRANES
Presented by Centenary Stage Company
WHEN: Sunday, March 4, 2012, 1 PM
Based on the true story of the young Japanese girl who inspired an international peace movement, this play introduces the audience to Japanese language, music and dance.
For Adult Visitors
THE ART OF LOOKING
WHEN: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 2:30–3:30 PM
Topic: Ways of Seeing and Understanding Japanese Art
Speaker: Laura Mueller, Guest Curator
The art of Japan, with its unique aesthetic and quiet, meditative qualities, can seem unfamiliar at first glance. This lecture will provide a close reading of selected masterworks in Poetic Pastimes: Japan and the Art of Leisure, currently on view at the Museum.
Free with Suggested Museum Admission.
Pre-register today, call 973.596.6613.
Ichirakusai Eisui, The Courtesan Yosooi of Matsubaya, Woodblock print, Purchase 1909 George T. Rockwell Collection.