Village Rhythms Ensemble will perform African rhythms and music for the opening of the special exhibition Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture. Village Rhythms Ensemble is a spirited group that brings the joy and soul of Africa abroad. The ensemble repertoires consist of unique African music, dance, and drumming from cross-cultural diasporas.
Religion, Imagery, and Cloth: Lao-Tai Textile Traditions features a collection of ritual costumes and textiles made by the Tai people of Laos, which Ellison Banks Findly gave to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 2013. Trained in Indological studies, Findly has been working in northern Laos, near the Vietnam border, since 2006. Her research focuses on the interplay between textile imagery and religious belief, which she studied in weaving villages where variants of Buddhism and shamanic spirit religions are practiced.
Entry to this exhibition is included in general admission to the museum.
Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 6–17 $6, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.
L: Buddhist sitting cloth (paa pua), 1920–1940. Laos, Xiangkhouang Province, Cotton; continuous supplementary-weft patterning. FAMSF, gift of Ellison Banks Findly, 2014.40.28. R: Wearing blanket (paa dtuum), 20th century. Laos, Tai Daeng. Cotton; continuous supplementary-weft patterning, painted warp. FAMSF, gift of Ellison Banks Findly, 2014.40.34
Esther Bell is the Curator-in-Charge of European Paintings at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
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Image courtesy of Drew Altizer Photography
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