A special exhibition of artwork from Papua New Guinea is on display through Friday, Sept. 27, in the Spiva Gallery.
“Oceania Journey” features works from Papua New Guinea, the second largest island in the world.
The exhibit showcases artifacts reflecting regional styles and complements them by exploring the power of newer, national arts to inspire unity and progress rooted in local ways of living. It includes a selection of engaging ritual and everyday objects including bilum (string) bags, ceremonial bowls, figures and rattan masks.
The Spiva Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission to the gallery and the presentation are free and open to the public.
Upcoming Oceania Semester activities include:
Paul Gauguin: Ancient Religions, Modern Myths – 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. Allison Perelman, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis, will trace the theme of myth and religion in Gauguin’s art.
‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Bookhouse Cinema. The 2016 New Zealand film from director Taika Waititi is a comedy about an incorrigible foster child and the man who reluctantly takes him under his wing.
G’day USA – 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Webster Hall. Baker Jay Jay Wolf will offer a guide to the customs, culture and food from the land down under.
The Mates Plate: Exploring the Tastes of Australia – 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Webster Hall. Wolf will share a taste of his country and allow those attending to sample one of his mini party pies.