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MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART (1st floor) and ARTS OF AFRICA, OCEANIA, and the AMERICAS





A LOT OF PEOPLE TAKE SELFIES IN FRONT OF THIS.









(at right) UNIQUE FORMS OF CONTINUITY IN SPACE (1913) by UMBERTO BOCCIONI







(At right) NUMBER 28, (1950) by JACKSON POLLOCK







(Surrounding you) AMERICA TODAY (1930-31) by THOMAS HART BENTON








(At right) RED, WHITE, AND BLUE (1931) by GEORGIA O'KEEFFE






YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE OCEANIA SECTION OF THE MET, WITH MANY ARTIFACTS FROM THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS.













THESE "MBIS POLES" ARE CARVED FROM UPSIDE DOWN TREES. THE EXTENTIONS ON TOP ARE FROM THE ROOTS. THEY ARE FROM NEW GUINEA





THIS IS CALLED A "SLIT GONG." WHEN PLACED ON ITS SIDE AND RAPPED WITH WOODEN STICKS, DRUM-LIKE SOUNDS COME OUT OF THE SLIT IN THE WOOD.





(at right) THIS IS A "KAVAT MASK" FROM NEW GUINEA (1972) - USED TO REFLECT FIRE LIGHT IN NIGHTTIME RITUALS



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