Astonishment and Power: Kongo Minkisi and the Art of Renee Stout

April 28, 1993 – January 2, 1994

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 2 Floor Plan

On view are carved objects from natural and handmade components used by ritual specialists to change people's lives. The Kongo word minkisi refers to "things that do things." Also included are works by African-American artist Renee Stout.