Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
1000 Fifth Avenue

The art of the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific Islands, and North, Central, and South America are overseen by a single curatorial department at the Metropolitan. More than 11,000 works of art of varied materials and types represent at leas... more

The art of the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific Islands, and North, Central, and South America are overseen by a single curatorial department at the Metropolitan. More than 11,000 works of art of varied materials and types represent at least four millennia of greatly diverse cultural traditions. The department's holdings range from ritual sculpture and monuments of wood and stone to gold and silver ornaments, masks, costumes, and other textiles. At one end of the department's vast chronological range are archaeological American objects from 2000 B.C.E.; at the other are African and Pacific works from our own time. Strengths of the collection include decorative and ceremonial objects from the Court of Benin in Nigeria; sculpture from West and Central Africa; sculpture in wood from New Guinea and the island groups of Melanesia and Polynesia; and objects of gold, ceramic, and stone from the Precolumbian cultures of Mexico and Central and South America.


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Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
11/25/2020 09:30 AM
Wed, November 25
9:30AM
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1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
11/26/2020 09:30 AM
Thu, November 26
9:30AM
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1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
11/28/2020 09:30 AM
Sat, November 28
9:30AM
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1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
11/29/2020 09:30 AM
Sun, November 29
9:30AM
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1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
12/01/2020 09:30 AM
Tue, December 01
9:30AM
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1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
12/02/2020 09:30 AM
Wed, December 02
9:30AM
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1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
12/03/2020 09:30 AM
Thu, December 03
9:30AM
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1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
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Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)

1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-7710

Schedule

November 25, Wednesday 9:30AM
November 26, Thursday 9:30AM
November 28, Saturday 9:30AM
November 29, Sunday 9:30AM
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