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05.18.2017 | Function & Ceremony: The Art of Melanesia | Free

May 18, 2017
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until September 17, 2017

Categories: Visual Arts


This exhibition provides a sample of the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center’s collection of Melanesian art, a generous donation added to the permanent collection by Charles J. Stathis in 1999. Melanesia is considered to be a sub region of Oceania, consisting of four countries: Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea, as well as the territories of West Papua and New Caledonia. The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, on the campus of Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL, exhibits visual images that inspire, inform, and connect college and community. Exhibits of art and cultural artifacts that meet the highest contemporary aesthetic standards and related cultural programs expand visual literacy among the Southwestern Illinois College community and the adults and children of southwestern Illinois.The exhibition is located in Terminal 1 at The Lambert Gallery in Baggage Claim.

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