Arts of Kenya: Beauty in Traditional Forms

March 5 to May 8, 2016

Special Exhibitions Gallery, Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor

Colorful jewelry, elegant yet simple containers, and masterfully crafted headrests, stools, walking sticks, and other personal accoutrements are just some of the objects featured in Arts of Kenya: Beauty in Traditional Forms. Designed to introduce visitors to the traditional visual arts of Kenya, the exhibition is drawn from an important collection of over two hundred objects from Kenya acquired by the IU Art Museum in 2014. For more information about the Arts of Kenya visit our media kits page

Image: Maasai peoples, Kenya. Shield. Collected near Narok, 1977. Hide, wood, dye. Museum purchase with funds from the Raymond and Laura Wielgus fund and with generous support from the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, 2014.290