Currently on view at the Los Angeles Museum of Art, (www.lacma.org), is an African art Exhibition called The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendance in African Art. This exhibition features 100 outstanding sculptures and eye catching textiles that delve into how the arts and their visual regimes facilitate transitions between the stages of life as well as between state of beings.
Iconic figures, masks, objects of initiation and reliquary guardians guide people into spiritual realms and the afterlife. Many of these works of African art are created with downcast eyes of contemplation and spiritual reverence, while others are created with piercing stares of power and protection or a multitude of eyes for vigilance and awareness.
The African art exhibition at LACMA focuses on the various ways of seeing, and encourages viewers to understand how the works of art were made to look upon, gaze within and see beyond the ordinary limitations.
This exhibition is included in the General Admission