Histories of the Tribal and the Modern
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During the winter of 1984-85 one could encounter tribal objects in an unusual number of locations around New York City. This chapter surveys a half-dozen, focusing on the most controversial: the major exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), "'Primitivism' in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern." The chapter's "ethnographic present" is late December 1984.