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Typical case

Biographies of the artists

All exhibit properties reflected the qualities of the art. Here, the exhibit introduction panel was inspired by African “truth-telling” figures. In front of tribal magistrates, the accused hammered nails into a wood figure to insure the truth of their testimony.

Artifact example

Casework, graphics, and mounts reflect the nature of materials used by the artists and original source references

Black Folk Art


Field Museum of Natural History


Chicago, Illinois

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