New Discoveries in West African Art

March 4, 1962 - March 30, 1962

Twenty-five pieces of sculpture, including figures carved from wood and bronze, will be displayed. The sculptures, which represent the works of six West African tribes of the Sudanese and coastal regions, are understood to be ceremonial masks and figurines. Ranging in size from a 65 pound statue and a four foot high mask, to a small six inch mask, the collection depicts primitive reflections of both animal and human life. The exhibition is on loan from the Museum of Primitive Art located in New York City. The collection is rarely seen outside of New York City.