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Musical Narratives of the Southwest Pacific Rim


Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology

March 15 – August 26, 2016

Highlighting the Museum of Anthropology’s collections of musical instruments, masks, shadow puppets, and dance costumes from Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, and Papua New Guinea, this student-curated exhibit takes the visitor on a tour of the performing arts of the southwestern Pacific Rim. The exhibit draws connections within and between these island nations in geographical and artistic dialogue as it examines how music, dance, and theater intersect with storytelling, religious practice, gender roles, and modernization. Visitors are invited to contribute to the audio and visual components within the exhibit through hands-on music-making with select objects on display.

Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

The Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special arrangements can be made for groups and events. Please call 336.758.5282 or email to schedule a group visit. For information on school programs, please visit the For Teachers section of this website.

The Museum is closed for the following holiday weekends: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Winter Break (generally mid-December to early January). Please visit the Events section of the site for specific dates the Museum will be closed.

Directions & Parking

The Museum is located behind WFDD and next to Kentner Stadium on the Wake Forest University Reynolda Campus. It is #29 on the campus map

The GPS coordinates of the location are 36°08’05.35N, 80°16’25.94W

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