Podcast: Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa

On view through May 31, Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa features nearly 170 loans from museums and private collections in Europe, Canada, and the United States. The exhibition examines the shifting meanings of the term Senufo since the late nineteenth century and investigates assumptions underlying the labeling of art as Senufo. Revealing the shortcomings of labels tied to limited cultural or ethnic groups, the exhibition encourages a closer look at individual objects and their particular histories.

We sat down with Constantine Petridis, Curator of African Art, to discuss the exhibition.


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