Egúngún are powerful Yoruba ancestors who are periodically summoned by their descendants to bring blessings and counsel to the world of the living. This exhibition features a lavishly sequined, full body egúngún costume and undergarments along with a projected a video of an egúngún in performance.
Sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a State Agency
In a gallery adjacent to the African Gallery Reinstallation, Timothy Landry, a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, guest curates the focus exhibition Egúngún! Power Concealed. This exhibition wis based upon research Landry recently completed in the West African nation of Benin.
Gallery Conversation “Egúngún! Power Concealed,” with Timothy Landry, guest curator and doctoral candidate in Anthropology
Guest Curator: Timothy R. Landry