Tu, figure of a god. French Polynesia, Gambier Islands, Mangareva Island. Wood. Vatican Ethnological Museum, 100189. Photo © Vatican Museums
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Tonight public programs are offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Objects of Belief from the Vatican: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm
Plus Friday Nights 6–8:45 pm
Live music of Venezuela by the VNote Ensemble
Hailed for its spirited performances and fascinating fusion of Venezuelan folk music with adventurous jazz, the VNote Ensemble gives voice to the hidden treasures of Venezuelan music. Original compositions, keen arrangements, and great musicianship blend to deliver a unique sound performed by Jackeline Rago (Venezuelan cuatro, percussion, and vocals), Donna Viscuso (flute), Sam Bevan (bass), and Michaelle Goerlitz (percussion).
Jacqueline Windh, translator of Hai kur mamashu chis: I want to tell you a story, by Cristina Zárraga (Chile, 2013).