Cul­tural Can­vas

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In the Mu­seum of An­thro­pol­ogy’s (listed be­low) lat­est ex­hibit, it’s hard to de­cide what’s more fas­ci­nat­ing: the art or the artists. Mark­ing the In­fi­nite (to Mar. 31) fea­tures pieces by nine Abo­rig­i­nal women, all cel­e­brated artists from re­mote Aus­tralian com­mu­ni­ties. Each brings her own an­cient cul­tural tra­di­tions to her work, but they also con­nect with larger con­tem­po­rary themes. Ex­plore the life and work of artists like Win­tjiya Na­palt­jarri (“Women Cer­e­monies at Watanuma,” pic­tured). Her bold red shapes and swoops of­ten rep­re­sent fly­ing-ant eggs and hair-string skirts. Now that’s fas­ci­nat­ing.—Jill Von Sprecken

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