African Life Through Art

Indianapolis Museum of Art


In this online exhibition visitors come to understand the cycle of human life as expressed in African art. With emphasis on context and meaning, the objects featured in this site lead to new and deeper understandings of the varied cultures and of the art itself. The site's unique cyclical interface reinforces the underlying themes of birth, maturation, transition, and rebirth. Although aimed at seventh-grade students, the experience is just as enjoyable for general audiences as well.


Museums and the Web, Best Online Exhibition
American Association of Museums, Gold MUSE Award
Yahoo! Daily Pick

Reviews & Comments

“Working with Terra Incognita was satisfying and productive from start to finish. We were able to establish an exciting working dialogue that resulted in an end product that was greater than we had previously imagined possible… Thank you for your artistry, passion, patience, commitment, and collaboration on the Cycles project.”

— Anne Laker, Manager of Public Programs

“A perfect interface.”

— American Association of Museums