3510 Vivian Avenue
Shoreview MN 55126
The American Museum of Asmat Art
This small Museum features rotating exhibitions of the art of the Asmat, a semi-nomadic people from the rainforests of Papua, Indonesia. Just 50 years ago the Asmat were a headhunting culture who carved an existence from the jungle with stone-age tools. Stunningly carved shields, "soul ships" and elegant ritual costumes are among the items on display at this intimate museum space. With advance registration, tours are available together with a 30 minute film featuring the Asmat and Colleen Needles, formerly of WCCO TV.
1. Embodied Spirits - Extended: Ritual Carvings of the Asmat
(Organized by the American Museum of Asmat Art and made possible by support from the Minnesota Humanities Commission and the Crosier Fathers and Brothers)
2. Recent Acquisitions