The American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas presents an exhibition examining ancestors in Asmat art and the art forms and ceremonies that help their spirits find sanctuary in safan - the land of the ancestors.
Reception Friday, April 6, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Curated by Dr. Eric Kjellgren, American Museum of Asmat Art director, assisted by Floris Lafontant and Jason Burnett, art history graduate students
Image: Dominekus Bifirat, Untitled: Man Carving a Bis Pole, 1970s
Asmat people, Safan region, wood, paint
Gift of Bishop Alphonse Sowada, osc (AMAA 2012.05.005)