Style and Tradition: Ndebele, Thembu and Zulu Objects from the Permanent Collection

December 15, 2007 – April 20, 2008

Ledger and Murray Galleries

In 2004, William D. And Norma Canelas Roth donated over 50 beautiful African Artworks to Polk Museum of Art, the seeds of a new collection area for the Museum. The pieces to be displayed are from Southern African cultures and include large ceramic beer pots, intricately woven necklaces, and various ceremonial objects.


  • Cowles Charitable Trust
  • Dorothy Chao Jenkins
  • Ron and Becky Johnson
  • Swain Companies and Affiliates