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Member Lecture: The Language of Beauty in African Art

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Half-Helmet Mask (Agbogho Mmuo), early 20th century

Igbo; Nigeria. Wood and pigment. Dierking Collection, Zurich. Photo © Thomas Scheidt; courtesy of Dierking, Zurich

Join Constantine Petridis, chair and curator of Arts of Africa, as he discusses The Language of Beauty in African Art, an exhibition that explores art from dozens of distinct cultures across the African continent through the eyes of the original makers and users.

Please note that this is an in-person event that takes place at the museum. In accordance with state and City of Chicago guidelines, visitors to the museum are no longer required to wear masks or provide proof of vaccination, though anyone who would like to wear a mask is encouraged to do so. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the week before your visit, we ask that you stay home. We appreciate your help in keeping the museum a healthy and safe place for our staff and visitors. Learn more about our visiting policies.

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