Noon Talk: Beauty and the Beast in West Africa
12:15 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Gallery of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Early Americas, third floor
Patrick McNaughton will discuss enticing differences in appearance between the elegant Bamana (Bambara) antelope headdress called Ciwara and the very scary, gritty-looking Bamana mask called Komo, considering their purposes and the ideas that bring them to life.