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Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian, and Tribal

Expired: Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian, and Tribal

Jun 23 2017

The auction house Heritage will hold a summer sale titled Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian, and Tribal on June 23, 2017, at its Dallas headquarters and online. It features the particularly interesting collection of Pre-Columbian artworks from the Beverly Hills estate of Adeline Newman, who formed it in the 1950s and 1960s. Strong in West Coast Mexican and ancient Chupícauro ceramic sculpture, it bears affinities to the noted Natalie Wood Collection now at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, which was assembled at the same time. The sale will also feature highlights from the Dr. George Nelson Preston Collection. Preston, an art historian and original beat movement member, has spent a lifetime building a collection of African art. Prominent among these woks is a Kongo stone funerary stele, formerly in the Alfred Scheinberg Collection.

Pascali Sciamano and Tribal Art in Milano

Expired: Pascali Sciamano and Tribal Art in Milano

From Mar 24 2017 to Jun 24 2017

The Carriero Foundation in Milano presents the exhibition "Pascali Sciamano". The work of the artist Pino Pascali (Bari, 1935 - Roma, 1965) is dialoguing with Tribal Art. The exhibition title refers to the artist's magical way of seeing the world, from animal or and individual identification phenomena to all kinds of classifying, logical and symbolic needs akin to an animist notion. More information are available on the Foundation website : On view until June 24.

Textile Masterpieces

Expired: Textile Masterpieces

From May 13 2017 to Jun 24 2017

Galerie Rê is presenting an exhibition featuring some thirty Moroccan textiles selected from the works in the collection of Tamy Tazi and Lucien Viola, well-known connoisseurs in this field. Produced in partnership with Daniel Shaffer and Ben Evans, editors of the acclaimed HALI magazine, the exhibition affords an opportunity to discover the subtleties and richness of the textile traditions that developed in various Moroccan communities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.



From May 18 2017 to Jun 24 2017

Throughout the world in main tribal cultures and rituals is the animal very often found. This leads to a multiplicity of representations based on morphological characteristics and qualities that are attributed to animals. The Galerie Bovis invites you to discover the wonderful ability of African, Himalayan and Melanesian sculptors to portray the animal with an infinite variety. About forty objects will be on display and will illustrate this great diversity of expressions and styles. Opening Thursday May 18 from 6-9 PM at the same time as the opening of Art Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Coco Loti guest of honor at Galerie Flak

Expired: Coco Loti guest of honor at Galerie Flak

From Jun 01 2017 to Jun 30 2017

From June 1st to June 30, the Galerie Flak in Paris invites you to the beautiful exhibition "Coco Loti". This mixes the universe of two quirky and fantastic artists born at different times. The first is the French artist Coco Fronsac, a worthy descendant of the Dadaists and Surrealists. The second is the writer and traveller Pierre Loti (1850-1923). Both share the same taste for transformation, dream and mystery. During this exhibition, Coco Fronsac gives a new life to old photographic portraits from the late 19th and early 20th centuries on which she paints ancient sculptures and masks from Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas. These objects, which form the heart of the artist's inspiration, are exhibited in part in the Flak Gallery. Take part in this wonderful journey under the sign of poetry, strangeness and fantasy!

The Hohokam Puzzle

Expired: The Hohokam Puzzle

Arizona State Museum
From Nov 01 2016 to Jul 01 2017

Central and southern Arizona was once home to the Hohokam people. They grew cotton, beans, squash, and corn; constructed buildings several stories high and impressive ball courts; crafted and traded colorful pottery; and built an immense system of irrigation canals, much of which is still in use today. After thriving in the desert of the American Southwest for more than a millennium, these people abandoned their settlements during the fifteenth century and disappeared from the archaeological record, leaving archaeologists to wonder, “What happened to the Hohokam?” Pieces of the Puzzle: New Perspectives on the Hohokam provides an overview of the Hohokam of this once-vibrant world. Like reconstructing a pot from sherds (which are a central part of this exhibition), archaeologists are fitting facts together to form a new perspective on life in the terminal Hohokam period of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and the latest results of this work are traced in this exhibition.

12 Dan masks at Pecci Gallery in Brussels

Expired: 12 Dan masks at Pecci Gallery in Brussels

From Jun 07 2017 to Jul 04 2017

On the occasion of the 2017 edition of the "Cultures" fair held at Sablon from 7 to 11 June, the Pecci Gallery presents a selection of West Central Africa and Nigeria artworks on the ground floor and a series of Dan masks on the first floor. Among the exhibited works you can admire an Igbo statuette that belonged to Jacques Kerchache and a corpus of 12 Dan masks. The opening will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 38 rue des Minimes. The exhibition will be on display until July 4th.

Henry C. Balink: Native American Portraits

Expired: Henry C. Balink: Native American Portraits

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
From Aug 27 2016 to Jul 09 2017

Henry C. Balink (1882–1963) is among the foremost painters of Native American portraits of the Southwest in the twentieth century. Curated by Christine Brindza, an exhibition currently at the Tucson Museum of Art debuts the museum’s Henry C. Balink collection, recently donated by Howard and Marilyn Steele, which is considered the largest repository of Balink’s art in the world. Following in the footsteps of the Taos Society of Artists, which was established during the first part of the twentieth century, Balink was enchanted by the imagery of the Southwest. After visiting Taos and Santa Fe several times, he moved there permanently in the 1920s, concentrating mostly on Native American people and culture in his paintings, drawings, and etchings. This exhibition can be seen until July 9, 2017.

African Master Carvers: Known and Famous

Expired: African Master Carvers: Known and Famous

Cleveland Museum of Art
From Mar 26 2017 to Jul 16 2017

This exhibition addresses the false assumption that African artists who created tradition-based art were anonymous. Through fifteen stellar examples from different cultural regions in West, Central, and Southern Africa, the exhibition explores the lives and works of a select group of master carvers who enjoyed recognition and sometimes even fame during their lifetimes. Also included are the artists’ biographies and, when available, their portrait photographs. Traditional African arts in collections and museum exhibitions in Europe and the United States are generally ascribed to an unknown or unidentified artist or, more commonly, to a culture or people. Typically, few, if any, artists’ names are associated with an object. Of course this does not mean that the people who used the works did not know their makers’ identities. The alleged anonymity of these artists is largely the result of the limited interest on the part of mostly non-African collectors. African Master Carvers features four sculptures on loan from the Indianapolis Museum of Art and two privately owned masterpieces alongside nine works from the CMA collection.

Primitive Picasso

Expired: Primitive Picasso

From Mar 28 2017 to Jul 23 2017

What were the sources of inspiration for the celebrated painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso? Was his relationship with the arts of Africa, Oceania, the Americas, and Asia characterized by dread, admiration, or respect? What was his perception of these “foreign” arts? These are the questions addressed by the Picasso Primitif exhibition, on view from March 28–July 23, 2017, in the Garden Gallery of the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac. Organized in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso–Paris, it explores the complex connections that the artist had with non-Western arts. The exhibition takes two complementary approaches, one historical and the other more conceptual. The fi rst includes the representation of a multitude of documents, catalogs, photographs, letters, and objects that attest to the many contacts between Picasso and “primitive” art that took place throughout his life. The second section, which occupies more of the gallery space, consists of a dialog between Picasso’s works and those of non-European artists. It has three sections: “Archaisms,” “Metamorphoses,” and “That.” Within these, the term “primitive” does not refer to a lower–developed state but rather to access to the most intimate and essential qualities of being human. This concept sheds hitherto unseen light on Picasso’s work.