Design for Mobile Living: Art From Eastern Africa
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This exhibition presents the art of eastern Africa's nomadic societies in order to explore the ways in which mobility shapes creativity and artistic form. Unlike monumental sculpture found in societies that settle in one place, the artworks presented in this exhibition are lightweight, portable, and almost always associated with the body. These works highlight the abstract impulse of area artists and showcase how, in mobile societies, body ornamentation becomes art. Runs June 1-Nov. 27.