The Face Jugs exhibit is the first of its kind in nearly 30 years and warrants a trip to see an outstanding collection of African-American face vessels. The exhibit ends on Sunday, December 16, so be sure to get to the Museum soon!
A traditional face jug by contemporary potter Justin Guy.
African Americans used the jugs as clever ways to preserve their customs and send messages. With roots in the mystic beliefs of the Kongo cultures, the vessels provide insight into African culture and the life of African Americans seeking to preserve their heritage in America.
Admission at Columbia Museum of Art is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Travel Tuesday Trivia:
Where is the face jug by Justin Guy (pictured above) on display in Columbia, SC? Answer with a comment below. If you're correct, we'll send you a famously hot prize!
Renee Williamson is director of marketing at the Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau. Born and raised in Columbia, SC, Renee believes that the Columbia region is the best place to live and play. She loves anything to do with words, a major reason why she went into marketing, and she can often be caught eating too much food at one of Columbia's great restaurants.