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Alisa LaGamma: Envisioning A Force of Renewal in Central African Art: Kongo “Maternity” Figures

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.

Master of the Boma-Vonde Region
Power Figure: Seated Female Nursing Child (Nkisi) ; Kongo peoples; Yombe group, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, or Cabinda, Angola, 19th-early 20th century ;  Wood, metal, kaolin ;  Steven Kossak, The Kronos Collections, New York

As the Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Curator in Charge of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alisa LaGamma has played a leading role in rethinking the history of African art.  Her most recent exhibition Kongo:  Majesty and Power received critical acclaim and its publication has been recognized by the George Wittenborn Memorial Award, the International Tribal Art Book Prize, and Honorable Mention for the PROSE Award.

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