Encompassing virtually every aspect of sacred and secular life, the art of the Marquesas Islandsólocated just over 900 miles northeast of Tahitió is characterized by its elegant stylization of the human form and intricately decorated surfaces, ranging from works in wood and stone to elaborate tattooing. Art historian Carol Ivory will trace the role of art in Marquesan life from the late 18th century to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the resiliency and endurance of Marquesan art through two sometimes traumatic and devastating, centuries of change.
Carol S. Ivory (B.A., Fordham University; M.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Washington State University and an internationally recognized scholar of Marquesan art and culture. She is a consultant for the exhibition "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas" and contributing author to the accompanying catalogue.
Tickets: $20 general; $15 seniors and students; includes a reception. For more information or to register, please call BGC Public Programs at 212-501-3011
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