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What do you think about the African Innovations exhibit?

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487 comments

extraordinary display of Africa's diverse tribal customs and artwork. A must see for anyone with even the slightest interest in the region.
Link Posted by G
Feb 08, 2013 at 1:01am
Thank you for showing thest exibhits they really show the beauty of the african culture and inspire others to be proud of their culture [im an 11 year old boy
Link Posted by Ezra Jenkins
Feb 02, 2013 at 10:10pm
I love they express thier feelings by doing art. If i had their talent I would do this every day
Link Posted by Chris
Feb 02, 2013 at 6:06pm
The methods used to display the artifacts, especially the documentary clips, are not fully incorporated with each other, as well as their significances. The displays are segregated from the meaning that makes them worthy of display in the first place. Maybe description and explanation could be more clearly included, such as having text scroll on the screen as the video clips play.
Link Posted by Meagan and Dan
Jan 20, 2013 at 6:06pm
I think that it is really interesting to see the different facets of life that are portrayed in this exhibit. The videos especially gave a glimpse into the real lives of these people and cultures to go along with the art. 15th century figures and 1994 traditional ceremonies really make the average American question why we don't have this kind of tradition
Link Posted by meryl
Jan 20, 2013 at 5:05pm
well i like all the things thats in the African Innovations i learned alot in this area i would reccomond this to anybody that i talk to and that likes museum also that likes to study things..
Link Posted by Ashley
Jan 18, 2013 at 5:05pm
Beautiful pieces of art work. I like the brightness of the room and the videos available to watch. Very informative.
Link Posted by M. Berman
Jan 12, 2013 at 7:07pm
I've always been fascinated with African culture and art. This exhibit, no matter where it has been moved too trhoughout this floor, has been an exhibit I always visit.
Link Posted by Elizabeth
Jan 11, 2013 at 8:08pm
Thank you for displaying a small but diverse slice of such a complicated continent. As a child of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora it made me long to know more about the cultures I might have blood connections to.
Link Posted by A. Belgrave
Jan 05, 2013 at 6:06pm
i very much appreciate this exhibit and wish it would travel. as an art instructor who taught about mask making some years ago, it is pure pleasure to finally see these magnificent objects in real life. they are alive. and a solid reminder of what we have lost when these artworks were literally disembodied from their cultures. thank you for having them out of private collectors (but instructing on the history of the collectors) and available to an eager to learn public.
Link Posted by t heringer
Dec 26, 2012 at 10:10pm