To coincide with ART Basel this June, Anthropology News is exploring its creative side. What can anthropology tell us about art and the people who make it? How can art and art practice challenge anthropology? What can art tell us about being human and the human imagination?
The Biosphere Reserve of El Pinacate in northwestern Mexico, sacred to the Tohono O’odham, is considered a paradise by biologists for its diversity of plant and animal life, and by geologists for its immense dunes and lava fields.
African Cosmos/Stellar Arts opened at the National Museum of African Art in 2012 and traveled to three additional venues through 2015. The exhibition took on the rich, complex, and little-studied topic of African cultural astronomy as a way to challenge commonly held notions of Africans as cultural, but not as scientific, beings.