Art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas: Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery

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One of this country's finest collections of art from Africa,
Oceania, and the Americas can be seen in the museum's third floor gallery. Maps, photomurals, labels, and gallery leaflets place the nearly five hundred objects on display in their geographic and cultural settings.

Art of the Ancient Americas includes a rich sampling from the major Pre Columbian cultures of Mexico, Central America, and Peru, dating from 1200 B.C. to the sixteenth century. From North America, Eskimo objects and prehistoric artifacts from the Midwest complete the section.

The display of African art includes figures, masks, and decorative arts—textiles, jewelry, and household objects—from south of the Sahara. Arranged geographically to allow comparisons between similar objects, this collection demonstrates the ethnic and stylistic diversity of African art.

 

Commemorative Head

Figure for a Sacred Flute

Seated Figure