Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Plumes in Vichy

Through October 31, feathers are the focus at the Musée des Arts d'Afrique in Vichy.  Plumes (Feathers) includes works both owned by the museum and drawn from private collections, and its unique approach is a mix of art history and ethno-ornithology. Beginning with the premise that man has always been fascinated with birds, the exhibition examines the place of the bird in five of the world's regions: India, China, Côte d'Ivoire, New Guinea, and the United States. The installation features objects that have feathers as elements of their construction as well as representations in which the bird is the central subject of the work.

View the exhibition's official website.

Shaman's hairpin with raven head  -  Tlingit, Northwest Coast  -  Early 20th century

Image courtesy of the Musée des Arts d'Afrique, Vichy

No comments: