SAM Art: Consider the figure
If only we could hear the songs that once surrounded this figure! Distinctively long limbed sculptures like this were never seen in quiet spaces, but in the middle of stirring tornados of dance and song. This figure may originally have been dressed, but is now able to show off a lean angular stance that is near, but not exactly, symmetrical.
This figure, as well as other recent acquisitions of African art, goes on view in a new installation starting on May 24.