Saturday, May 13, 2006

Polynesian exhibit in Norwich, UK includes objects from Rapa Nui

The newly refurbished Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is set to launch a huge Polynesian art show, with objects from Rapa Nui, from May 21 until August 13, 2006.

A taste of Polynesia over a century
Norwich Evening News 24
12 May 2006

... for the first time, important Polynesian material from British and other collections will be brought together for a major exhibition which will substantially extend appreciation of one of the world's great art traditions. Presenting rare and visually stunning god-images, sculptures, ornaments, textiles and valuables to a wide audience, this exhibition will explore Polynesia during the early period of contact with European voyagers, missionaries and settlers.

here for the full article.

Visit the Sainsbury Centre's website for more details:

Click here to read a review of the exhibition.

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