Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Meet Our Members: American Museum of Asmat Art

Shield, rattan, think branches, sago palm leaf, ocher, white lime, soot

2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 962-5512 | jarisser@stthomas.edu | www.asmat.org

The American Museum of Asmat Art (AMAA@UST) features works collected by Crosier Fathers and Brothers, the Diocese of Agats and recent purchases made possible by generous contributions from AMAA@UST supporters. Traditional objects such as shields, drums and bowls reflect intimate connections between carvers, the people who use the object and the ancestral spirit(s) the object celebrates. More recent works, such as a woven shield by Josita Kayoa reflect the innovative qualities of Asmat art today.

Hours: The American Museum of Asmat Art Gallery opens February 2012. Visit www.asmat.org for hours.

The AMAA@UST Walking Tour features art in the Brady Education Center, the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, the John R. Roach Center for Liberal Art, and the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center

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