Cycles: African Life Through Art


In African cultures, art is intertwined with life. It isn’t just hung on a wall or protected in a case. It’s meant to be touched, held, danced in ceremonies and rituals. It opens the doors and leads people through the passages of life that we all face.

This online exhibition allows you to see African art in the context of life’s changes: birth, maturation, transition, and rebirth. With emphasis on context and meaning, the objects featured in this site lead to new understandings of cultures and art itself.

Produced by Terra Incognita for the Indianapolis Museum of Art exhibition Cycles: African Life Through Art in 2004.

Online exhibition

Interactive media producer and content development

> Best Online Exhibition, Museums and the Web
> MUSE Award (Gold), American Association of Museums