Making the Grade: Arts of Initiation

November 11, 2001 – October 27, 2002

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1

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This exhibition introduces visitors to the diverse arts associated with initiation rites. Selected masterpieces from the permanent collection include a Yaka mask and a uotoate (a carved wooden spoon), as well as a rare, 20th-century timba drum (on loan) used by the Baga peoples during initiation rites.