University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Dwaune Latimer

Currently on Loan

What in the World

By: Dwaune Latimer

Two masterpieces from the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s African collection are currently on loan to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where they are being featured in an exhibition celebrating the career of Walker Evans (1903-1975). The exhibit, entitled “Perfect Document: Walker Evans and African Art, 1935,” runs from February I to September […]

The People & Products of Colonization

Africa at the Chicago and Paris Expositions

By: Dwaune Latimer

Arican exhibits at world’s fairs— including both native peoples and the objects of their daily life— provided American and European visitors to fairs with an opportunity to see cultures vastly different from their own. Some ethnographic exhibits supported the idea of the “other,” providing evidence of diverse “exotic” groups that had their own distinct cultures. […]