Yoruba Art Catalogue - Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art...

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Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art Selections from The Newark Museum Collection Kean University
Cover: Dance Vest with Èsù Figures , 19th–20th century, Ìgbómìnà region, Nigeria Wood, cowrie shells, leather, pigment, 20 3/4 x 10 x 5 1/2 in. Frontispiece: Egúngún Mask, 20th century, Nigeria, Wood, wool, metal, pigment, 12 x 8 x 6 1/2 in. (detail) Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art This catalog is published in conjunction with the exhibition Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art: Selections from the Newark Museum Collection , held at Kean University from January 31 through April 18, 2012, at the Karl and Helen Burger Gallery. This exhibition is based on the show Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art: Featuring the Bernard and Patricia Wagner Collection , which was jointly organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, and The Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey, in 2007 and co-curated by Carol Thompson, Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art at the High Museum of Art, and Christa Clarke, Curator of the Arts of Africa at the Newark Museum, with an essay by Dr. Babatunde Lawal, Professor of Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University. Copyright © 2012 The Newark Museum. Copyright for individual essays is held by the authors and The Newark Museum. All rights are reserved. This book is published for educational purposes only and may not be sold or reproduced in whole or in part, in any form without written permission from The Newark Museum. Unless otherwise noted, photographs are copyrighted by The Newark Museum. Photography: Map adapted from Babatunde Lawal, The Gèlèdé Spectacle: Art, Gender and Social Harmony in an African Culture (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996). Plate 5: Photograph by Arman Photographs on the cover, back cover, pages 4 and 6, and all plates are by Richard Goodbody. Catalogue Design and Production Paul Klonowski • [email protected] Neil Tetkowski, Director of University Galleries
KEAN UNIVERSITY Karl and Helen Burger Gallery Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art Selections from The Newark Museum Collection
January 31 - April 18, 2012 KEAN UNIVERSITY Karl and Helen Burger Gallery Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art Selections from The Newark Museum Collection
4 Staff of Authority (Ìpawó Àse), Nigeria, brass, 14 x 5 in.
5 Introduction The region of West Africa that today includes the countries of Nigeria, Benin, and Togo is the land of the Yoruba people, whose art is an essential and integral element in their way of life. This exhibition, Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art , on view from January 31 through April 18, 2012, at Kean University’s Karl and Helen Burger Gallery, comprises twenty-eight works from the collection of the Newark Museum.

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