African art
March 31, 2020
Time: 
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Contact Info
Jolene Powell

Marietta College's Art Department is exhibiting "Rites and Passages: Selected Artifacts from the Marietta College African Art Collection" from noon to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31st, in Gallery 310. The exhibition is comprised of works of art from Western and Central Africa. All of the selected pieces revolve around the themes of "Rites and Passages." Most of the cultures included in the show have animistic belief systems, through reverence of nature, deities, and ancestors they commune with the invisible realms. The pieces selected are items that illustrate cultural mediation between the profane and sacred. 

Gallery 310 at Marietta College aims to present diverse and stimulating exhibitions, which will enrich the artistic culture and education of the campus, community, and region. Gallery 310 supports teaching, learning, and exploration in the liberal arts through rotating exhibitions and related programs. Gallery 310 is a place for intellectual curiosity, shared programming with the greater campus community, and a teaching space for students looking to enhance his/her experience for future careers in gallery and museum-related fields.

Gallery 310, located on the third floor of the Hermann Fine Arts Center at Marietta College, is open from noon to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or by appointment at gallery310@marietta.edu. Gallery 310 observes all Marietta College holidays and breaks. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.