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April 17, 2008 – August 24, 2008
Museum: African Art Museum
Location: Sublevel 1
Treasures 2008 showcases 74 artworks made of ivory ranging from small personal objects, such as containers and jewelry, to large public objects, such as carved tusks and staffs, dating from the 15th through the 20th centuries. These rarely seen ivory masterpieces are from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art's collection and special loans from private collections throughout the United States.