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Lecture: Representing the Invisible in the Arts of Central Africa

January 31, 2013
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission

Many works of art from Central Africa suggest communication between the visible world of humans and the invisible realm of spirits through their imagery and materials. Constantine Petridis, Cleveland Museum of Art, will explore how the visualization of the invisible influences the styles and aesthetics of the arts of various Central African cultures.

 Power Figure (Nkisi Nkondi), early 19th century. Vili. Republic of Congo. Ada Turnbull Hertle Endowment.