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Spirits: Ritual & Ceremonial African & Oceanic Art from the Dr. Alan & Linda Rich Collection

October 26, 2019 - January 26, 2020

Free

Over the course of four decades, Dr. Alan and Linda Rich have displayed a passion for helping others, traveling the world and bringing medical care to those in need. With his profession as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon and hers as an occupational therapist trained to help Alan in clinics and in surgeries, the Riches worked together to transform the lives of many in need of critical eye care.

While working in clinics in Papua New Guinea and throughout Africa, the Riches also immersed themselves in the diverse artistic cultures of the countries they visited.  Along the way, they acquired a collection of ritual and ceremonial objects that fill their home today.  In this Polk Museum original exhibition, these artifacts, most of which speak to the close spiritual communion between humans and animals, will be displayed publicly for the first time.

Details

Start:
October 26
End:
January 26, 2020
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://polkmuseumofart.org/exhibitions/african2020

Venue

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College
800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Phone:
863-688-7743

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494