After brief introductions to the paintings, we visited the Rodin sculpture gallery, a few of the contemporary paintings, and then the African gallery. We were all gob-smacked by this costume from Africa.
|Egungun Masquerade Costume front|
|Egungun Masquerade Costume, detail|
I would love to see someone dancing in this get-up, with the ornate panels swirling and moving.
There is another piece in the museum that we all admired, an immense assemblage of labels and parts of everyday items like aluminum cans by El Anatsui titled Lines That Link Humanity. You can see that it extends from floor to ceiling.
|Bride||Beth Lipman, 2010||http://ncartmuseum.org/art/detail/bride|