Warrior Spirits: Indigenous Arts from New Guinea
Feb 4, 2012 to May 15, 2012
The objects in this exhibition were created and used by the indigenous peoples of present-day Papua New Guinea and West Papua, Indonesia.
The island of New Guinea is one of the most diverse places in the world with over 850 distinct languages spoken and hundreds of cultural groups. The exhibition features weapons including carved shields, war-clubs, spears and bows and arrows, plus carved daggers made from the bones of cassowary birds – a large flightless bird native to New Guinea. Includes maps, graphics, and audio and video elements that will allow visitors a glimpse into the fascinating world of New Guinea.
Runs through May 15. Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, OU Campus, Norman. Info: 405-325-4712 or www.snomnh.ou.edu.
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