Exhibits at the Spurlock Museum
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In addition to changing focus exhibits, the Museum's Feature Galleries offer artifacts, stories, and information about the Ancient Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas.
For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context for these dazzling sequin- and bead-encrusted ceremonial banners.
The exhibit is a program of Exhibits USA, a national Division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Spurlock Museum’s changing exhibits are made possible in part through a gift from Allan C. and Marlene S. Campbell and supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.