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Art Through Time: A Global View

Throughout history and across cultures, people have shown a fascination with faces, and in turn, with portrait representation. The depiction of an individual likeness is about identification, but more than that, it is a record of an interaction between an artist and a sitter, both of whom contribute to the portrait's form and content. Far from being mirror reflections, portraits are complex constructions of identity that serve a range of functions from expressing power and declaring status to making larger statements about society at a given point in history.

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Friday, Sep 7, 2012 - 11:30 PM    "Ceremony and Society" Explores the role of masks, costumes, sculpture, and other objects used in rituals and spectacles around the world, including a Balinese Barong ritual, initiation rites performed by the Mende women of Sierra Leone, Caribbean Carnival parades, and performances at the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.. D
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