Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa is the first major exhibition and scholarly endeavor to comprehensively examine the rich relationship between African artists and the land upon which they live, work, and frame their days. On view until January 5, 2014 at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC, the exhibition brings together approximately 100 exceptional works of art from the late eighteenth to twenty-first centuries.
|Buti or nkiba figure - Teke, DR Congo - Late 19th to early 20th century|
|Reliquary ensemble - Punu, Gabon - 19th century|
|Kidumu mask - Teke, DR Congo - Early 20th century|
|Nkisi nkondi - Yombe, Congo or Angola - 19th century|
|Storage vessel - Kurumba, Burkina Faso - Mid-20th century|
|Tchif - Sunshineland, 1973|