Current Exhibit

December 12, 2017 – April 15, 2018

Island Objects: Art and Adaptation in Micronesia

Island Objects features local anthropologist Barbara Wavell’s private collection of archaeological materials and historical items from the Pacific Islands of Micronesia dating from the 1800s to present day. These objects showcase traditional culture and illustrate the ways it has adapted to external societal forces through periods of Spanish, German, Japanese, and American occupation. A broad range of objects are represented in the exhibit including carved wooden figures and storyboards, intricately patterned fans, human statuary, navigation charts, and woven clothing and adornments.

Island Objects