Sculptures, Paintings, and Terracottas
Curator: Philip M. Peek
October 28 – November 25, 2008
Opening Reception: November 14, 2008, 5:30-8:00 PM
Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri 12:30PM – 4:00PM
Select Weekends: Hours: 10:00AM -2:00PM
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This exhibition will highlight the diverse representations of the human face throughout Africa and bring together a wide range of arts, covering various parts of the continent and spanning many decades in order to convey the diversity of peoples and their cultures.
Philip M. Peek is a Professor of Anthropology at Drew University. His collection started in 1964 while serving in the Peace Corps in southern Nigeria. Over the years his collection has been supplemented during trips to Africa, usually with programs for Drew students, such as Drew in West Africa and the Drew International Seminars. These trips have taken him to Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Eritrea and, most recently, South Africa and Mozambique.
The collection is truly eclectic as it consists of traditional and contemporary works of art with examples of metal works and wood carvings, woven textiles and printed cloth, paintings and prints, ceramics and photography. While his collection forms the core of the current exhibition, it is supplemented with special pieces from other faculty and friends.