Of African Art” On Exhibit At U.Va. Art Museum Through May
March 21, 2003--
“Masterworks of African Art”
Through Sunday, May 4 Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
University of Virginia Art Museum, Rugby Road, Charlottesville,
Benjamin Ray, adjunct curator of African art and professor of religious
Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m.
U.Va. Art Museum
of African Art” features the finest examples of masks, headdresses
and carved sculpture by African artisans represented in the University
of Virginia Art Museum’s permanent collection. All the objects
in the exhibit were made for ceremonial functions.
many African languages the same word means beautiful and good, thereby
giving both aesthetic importance and moral meanings when used to
describe these pieces. As evident in these works, values of truth,
virtue and power are portrayed in human or animal images to express
the moral and spiritual dimensions of the human condition and specific
Ray, adjunct curator of African art and a professor in the Department
of Religious Studies, organized the exhibition. “The works
were created to entertain the eye and to compel the mind and spirit,”
and the public are invited to view the exhibit during the museum’s
Fourth Friday Reception on Friday, March 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
will give a Gallery Talk in the museum on Sunday, April 6, at 2
p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.
museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Sunday,
1 to 5 p.m. Limited parking is available in the rear of the museum,
which is handicap-accessible.
details about the exhibit and information about the museum, call
(434) 924-3592 or visit the Web site http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum/.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298