Time is running out to experience Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa at the Cleveland Museum of Art! Through Sunday, May 31, delve deeper into the world of Senufo art: its identity, imagination, and impact. We caught up with the museum's Curator of African Art, Constantine Petridis, for some behind-the-scenes perspective of the making of the exhibition. "Throughout the exhibition, we’ve grouped objects by type…creating mini-installations of art, where the installation helps visitors to look, read at individual works and make connections," he said. Watch more.
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On view through May 31, Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa features nearly 170 loans from museums and private collections in Europe, Canada, and the United States. We sat down with Constane Petridis, Curator of African Art, to discuss the exhibition.
Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa is now open at the Cleveland Museum of Art through Sunday, May 31, 2015. To help get you acquainted with the art of Senufo, we've shared some helpful facts and highlights from the exhibition in this digital infographic.
Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa is now open at the Cleveland Museum of Art. We caught up with the museum's Curator of African Art, Constantine Petridis, for a closer look at the art of African art.
Many works of African art refer to and derive meaning from an invisible realm beyond the material world, serving as conduits between the living and the spirits, as conveyed throughout the Cleveland Museum of Art's newest exhibition, Fragments of the Invisible. In the spirit of Halloween and MIX: Underneath, we go beneath the surface and examine the spirituality and power behind masks, particularly the Helmet Mask on view in the exhibition.
Since May 27, we’ve been hosting artists from Boni, Burkina Faso. The artists will headline the 21st annual Parade the Circle event on Saturday, June 12, and be featured in the Going Global Family Day to open our newest galleries on Sunday, June 27.
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