Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa
Until Sun Jan 5
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jul 3 2013
LACMA ushers in its new permanent gallery for the arts of Africa with this exhibition of rare artifacts from the Central African Luba Kingdom—an influential state from the 18th to early 20th century, located in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Explore the empire's artistic traditions as well as emblems of power, like elegant scepters and an iconic hero mask. The impressive sculptures and artifacts are on loan from the Royal Museum for Central Africa and are rarely seen anywhere other than Belgium.