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Beaded Splendor

June 1, 1994 – October 10, 1994

Museum: African Art Museum

Location: Point of View Gallery, Sublevel 1

This exhibition illustrates the colorful tradition of beadworking in dress and regalia, as a way for Africans to express individual status and group identity. Objects incorporate beads of stone, clay, glass, and other materials.

21-page Family Activity Guide