Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific

On view September 12, 2020 – January 3, 2021

The largest and most comprehensive exhibition about Fiji ever assembled, Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific explores the stunning art and complex cultural history of Fiji since the late 18th century to the present. The exhibition includes a wide range of Fijian artworks, as well as paintings, drawings and photographs made by visiting Europeans. The artworks, among them exceptional objects from PEM’s collection, feature figural sculpture in wood and whale ivory, regalia, pottery, basketry, weapons, textiles, and ritual objects. Key themes explored are creative expression and adaptability, ritual life, and cultural exchange.

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Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific is organized by the Sainsbury Centre and Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia, UK, in association with the Peabody Essex Museum. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation, Jennifer and Andrew Borggaard, James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes, Kate and Ford O'Neil and Henry and Callie Brauer and Connie and Stan Grayson provided generous support. We also recognize the generosity of the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.

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