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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.
Black Folk Art
Field Museum of Natural History
Casework, graphics, and mounts reflect the nature of materials used by the artists and original source references
Biographies of the artists
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