ETHIOPIA was the first and most comprehensive exhibition depicting Ethiopian culture known to have been presented anywhere in the world. The exhibition consisted of over 150 rare, historical and contemporary pieces, including crosses of silver, brass, and copper; paintings on cloth and parchment; icons on wood; manuscripts, textiles, baskets, weapons and musical instruments. The articles, which were integral parts of daily life and whose forms date to Biblical times, reflect the pagan, Judaic, Christian and Islamic heritage of the country.
ETHIOPIA and its publication were sponsored in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Roth Fund.
An intimate exhibition in the Museum’s Theater Gallery featuring a selection of shadow puppets from Indonesia.
Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Featuring approximately 40 kantha (decorative stitched quilting made from recycled sari) from the Museum's permanent collection.