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Kongo: Power and Majesty

LaGamma, Alisa (2015)

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ARLIS/NA George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award, Winner (2015); International Tribal Art Book Prize, Winner (2015); PROSE Award for Excellence in Art Exhibitions, Honorable Mention (2015); Foreword Reviews' Book of the Year Award, Gold Winner in Art (2015); A Publishers Weekly Art, Architecture, & Photography Top Ten Book for 2015.

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Kongo: Power and Majesty
September 18, 2015–January 3, 2016

Central Africa's Kongo civilization is responsible for one of the world's greatest artistic traditions. This international loan exhibition will explore the region's history and culture through 134 of the most inspired creations of Kongo masters from the sixteenth through the early twentieth century.