Over the past 30 years, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' African art collection has grown dramatically, as the Arts of Africa and the Americas department now boasts some 3,000 objects. Highlights include a thousand-year-old sculpture, ancient ceramics, and religious masks and items dating back hundreds of years. As the collection continues to expand, the museum decided that it was time for a makeover to the galleries that showcase these pieces. The renovated space will present pieces of note in a non-Western format, eschewing categorization through chronology, origin, or medium for groupings determined by esthetics and other modes of classification. Folks who visit the museum from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 10, will find family-friendly activities including African drumming, storytelling, and art-making throughout the museum.
Sun., Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2013