ARTS OF THE AMAZON comprised 250 ritual and other art objects — headdresses, masks, body costumes, ceramic vessels, basketry — representing more than sixty tribes of the Amazon Basin (Brazil, Surinam, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru). Many of these major art objects had never been previously exhibited.
The exhibition documentary publication was edited by Barbara Braun and published by Thames and Hudson.
A videotape of the Tocandira Ritual of the Wayana Aparai was played during the exhibition. Adam Mekler gave an illustrated lecture on “Arts of the Amazon.”
ARTS OF THE AMAZON was funded in part by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.