Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art

from the Kaplan & Levi Collection

Exhibition Website

Jun 23 2017 - Oct 15 2017

Frist Art Museum

Nashville, TN

Ancestral Modern introduces American audiences to the spectacular flourishing of Indigenous Australian painting and sculpture that has occurred since the 1970s. The exhibition presents approximately fifty artworks, including paintings on bark strips, hollow logs, and canvases, in addition to a small selection of sculptures. In many cases, artists have translated motifs from traditional art forms, such as rock and body painting, to media that can be more easily shared with viewers around the world.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Asian
  • Contemporary
  • Indigenous
  • Austronesia
  • Various artists

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