The Carlton Collection of African Art Exhibit extended through October 16

Contact: Judy Godfrey, Meadows Museum

Due to public demand, the exhibition of African art, a gift from Dr. Virginia Carlton, has been extended through October 16, 1996.

The Carlton Collection of African Art is on view at the Meadows Museum of Art on the Centenary College campus. Included in the collection are wooden masks and statues, a wide assortment of musical instruments made from wood and calabashes, stone carvings, brass figures, and African textiles. These objects come from Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, the Ivory Coast, and Ghana. Some of the finer pieces include a Bombara mask from Mali, a Senufo statue from the Ivory Coast, two Chi Wara antelope headdresses, and a Bago carved bird stained with natural mineral pigments.

Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday 12-4 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 1-4 p.m. Admission is free and the museum is handicapped accessible.