Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Dogon Thursday

Also this Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
@ The Menil Collection




Menil curators have removed the entire African wing of the museum, replacing vitrines and removing walls then building different vitrines and walls. Rumor has it that the new display will be entirely new, replacing a lot of great Dogon and other West African work that has been on display since the museum's opening in 1989.

They do have more than enough to go around in their archives, and it would be nice to have some of the work that hasn't seen the light of day in years on display, but I'll miss some of the old guys too.

The scary rabbit, the orange paste mask, the giant snake and the almost Japanese looking mask should come back.