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A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden

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Kongo Peoples, Democratic Republic of Congo
Memorial, ntadi,, n.d. Soapstone
Dimensions: H 19 inches
Lent by the Bareiss Family Collection of African Art

Niche 7 Exhibition:
Selections from the Bareiss Family
Collection of African Art

Elvehjem Museum of Art 
800 University Ave. 263-2246.

Note: some of the Bareiss pieces will be at auction November 2005 in Germany

from November 14, 2003 to June 30, 2004

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Approximately 800 objects from various cultural groups from across sub-Saharan Africa make up the Bareiss Family Collection of African Art. The sixteen selections now on view in the niche between Elvehjem Galleries VII and VIII offer just a glimpse of the diversity of the collection, which includes objects from Burkina Faso to Malawi, or from west to southeastern Africa. However, many objects presented here come from central Africa, especially the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is one strength of the collection.

Beyond variations in geographic and cultural origin, these objects also reflect diversity in aesthetic style, significance, and material. For example, several objects embody feminine ideals. A wood and fiber mwana pwo mask from Angola visualizes notions of feminine beauty held by Chokwe peoples. The mask demonstrates careful modeling, an elaborated hairstyle, attached earrings, and carving indicative of filed teeth, facial scarifications, and an elaborated hairstyle. 
Created and performed by men, mwana pwo masks honor the vital social roles of women. A soapstone memorial carving, from Kongo peoples in the Democratic Republic of Congo, depicts a mother seated with two children on her lap and memorializes an important Kongo woman on whose tomb it was placed. An anthropomorphic fired-clay container illustrates a woman’s elongated head, hairstyle, and facial scarifications that were the fashion among Mangbetu women (Democratic Republic of Congo) during the early 20th century.

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The Elvehjem Museum of Art is open Tuesdays-Fridays 9-5 pm; Saturdays and Sundays 11-5 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission to galleries and educational events is free. The museum is located at 800 University Avenue on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is accessible to wheelchairs from the Murray Street (north) entrance. Parking is available at the city of Madisons Lake Street and Frances Street ramps, university lot 46 on Lake Street between Johnson and University Avenue, university lot 47 on Johnson Street between Park and Lake streets. Evening and weekend parking is also available under Grainger Hall with entrance on Brooks Street between University Avenue and Johnson streets. The Elvehjem Museum of Art will provide sign language interpreters for associated programs by three-week advance request to Anne Lambert, Curator of Education, weekdays, 608 263-4421 (voice).

Kunstauktion Neumeisters Moderne - African Arts from the Walter Bareiss Collection
Neumeister Münchener Kunstauktionshaus, München, Barerstr. 37
3. - 8.11. Vorbesichtigung
10.11. Auktion
Expert in change: Dr. K.-F. Schädler
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Walter Bareiss and Picasso

Kilengi : African Art from the Bareiss Family Collection 
(Hardcover) by Christopher D. Roy, Kestner Gesellschaft, Gail Zlatnick, Kestner-Gesellschaft (Corporate Author)


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