Fowler in Focus: African Basketry Arts, Thinking outside the Basket

September 6, 2009 – January 24, 2010

These beautiful, ingenious works are mostly examples of basketry not created as containers, but rather serving myriad other functions in African life. See hats, masks, shields, elegant screens, sleeping mats, and other household items—presented in counterpoint to a small grouping of conventional containers including divination baskets, treasure baskets, and more—all made by creatively employing a wide variety of basketry techniques and materials.

Exhibition Credits

This exhibition is presented as a companion to Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art, opening October 4 and is guest curated by Doran H. Ross.