African Stone Sculpture: Selections from the Keith Achepohl Collection
March 13 – May 23, 2010
Stone sculpture is among the oldest sculptural traditions in Africa, dating back thousands of years. At sites such as Bura in Niger, for example, archaeologists have unearthed an astonishing array of abstract, anthropomorphic heads in stone, while at other sites in West Africa, they have discovered figurative sculptures whose purpose and function remains a mystery. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features a selection of stone sculptures from Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria from the Keith Achepohl collection of Eugene, Oregon.