See ‘Time and Tide’ exhibit of Asmat art before it closes Sunday at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Rarely does art from university collections go on display in major museums. Sixty-nine objects from the American Museum of Asmat Art at St. Thomas are on display through Sunday, July 26, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in an exhibition, "Time and Tide: the Changing Art of the Asmat of New Guinea."

These impressive shields, drums, carvings and masks are in the U.S. Bank gallery on the MIA’s second floor. Included in the exhibition are two tall ancestor poles: one of them towers near the ceiling at 16 feet! You also can see the 20-foot-long wuramon or soul ship, a treasure of our collection.

Time to see the exhibition is running out, so take a little break, get some culture and see the show!