The following is a list of all known exhibitions in The Metropolitan Museum of Art that prominently feature works from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Click on the bookicon.jpg to find the publication in WATSONLINE.
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1930s

Loan Exhibition of Mexican Arts (October 14 - November 9, 1930) bookicon.jpg (Article from Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin in JSTOR)
Gallery D 6

1950s — 1960s

Masterpieces of Precolumbian Gold (March 3 - April 11, 1954) bookicon.jpg
[Location?]

Ancient Peruvian Ceramics: The Nathan Cummings Collection (September 16, 1964 - January 24, 1965) bookicon.jpg
Gallery adjacent to auditorium lounge

Maya Art from Guatemala (October 5, 1968 - January 19, 1969)
Velez Blanco Patio

Art of Oceania, Africa and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art (May 10 - August 17, 1969) bookicon.jpg
Special Exhibition Galleries

1970s

Before Cortés: Sculpture of Middle America (September 30, 1970 - January 3, 1971) bookicon.jpg
Harry Payne Bingham Gallery

The Sculpture of Black Africa: Nigeria and Cameroon (June 8 - December 31, 1971) bookicon.jpg (Brochure)
New Gallery for Primitive Art, Main floor opposite the restaurant

Sculpture of Oceania (April 4 - September 5, 1972) bookicon.jpg (Published subsequently)
New Gallery for Primitive Art, Main floor opposite the restaurant

Masterworks from the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation (October 18 - December 31, 1973) bookicon.jpg
Special Exhibition Galleries, 2nd floor

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1980-1985

The Buli Master (February 13 - July 13, 1980)
Sackler Gallery

Treasures of Ancient Nigeria (August 14 - October 12, 1980) bookicon.jpg
Special Exhibition Galleries, 2nd floor

For Spirits and Kings — African Art from the Paul and Ruth Tishman Collection (June 3 - September 6, 1981) bookicon.jpg
Sackler Wing, 2nd floor

Color and Shape in American Indian Art (March 25 – September 4, 1983) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Desert Valley: Early Work from Ica, Peru (September 27, 1983 – February 5, 1984)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Symbol and Substance in American Indian Art (February 28 – May 27, 1984) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Schoolcraft (April 4 - July 1984)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

African Ivories (June 26 – December 30, 1984) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Te Maori: Maori Art from New Zealand Collections (September 11, 1984 - January 6, 1985) bookicon.jpg
Sackler Gallery

Micronesia (January 21 – May 5, 1985)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

The Art of Precolumbian Gold — The Jan Mitchell Collection (May 9 - August 11, 1985) bookicon.jpg
Harry Payne Bingham Gallery

Taino: The Art of the Dominican Republic (June 3 – October 15, 1985) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Asmat Images. Drawings by Tobias Schneebaum (June 11 - September 1985)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

Mimbres Painted Pottery: Ancient Art of the American Southwest (November 19, 1985 – February 2, 1986) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Frank Hurley in New Guinea (December 10, 1985 - June 30, 1986)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

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1986-1990

Recent Acquisitions (April 2 – July 17, 1986)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Bamana: Sculpture from West Africa (August 19, 1986 – March 1, 1987) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

The Photographs of Paul Gebauer (September 15, 1986 - January 30, 1987)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

Tapa (March 3 - June 30, 1987)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

Houses for the Hereafter: Funerary Temples from Guerrero, Mexico (April 28, 1987 – September 4, 1988) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

The Florentine Codex (Sept. 29, 1987 - Jan. 15, 1988)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

The Art of the Dogon — Selections from the Lester Wunderman Collection (February 10 - July 10, 1988) bookicon.jpg
Robert Wood Johnson Gallery for Recent Acquisitions

Walker Evans: A Portfolio of African Art (February 9 - July 1, 1988)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

Forest and Village: Art from Liberia and Ivory Coast (October 18, 1988 – January 1, 1989) bookicon.jpg (Checklist)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Altered Exposures: Photographs of the Maori of New Zealand (September 27, 1988 - March 3, 1989) bookicon.jpg (Brochure) bookicon.jpg (Checklist)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

Early Indonesian Textiles from Three Island Cultures (February 14 – May 14, 1989) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Southeast Asian Tribal Art: The Fred and Rita Richman Collection (June 13 – September 10, 1989)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Islands and Ancestors: Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia (September 8, 1988 - January 10, 1994) bookicon.jpg
Rockefeller-Wallace Spine Wing

The Crane Pacific Expedition 1928-1929: The Sepik River Photographs (October 17, 1989 - April 23, 1990)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

Gold of Africa: The Barbier-Mueller Collection (October 20, 1989 – March 11, 1990) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Andean Four-Cornered Hats (April 6, 1990 - January 6, 1991) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Peruvian Gallery

Art of Central Africa: Masterpieces from the Berlin Museum für Völkerkunde (June 6 – November 4, 1990) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries (October 10, 1990 - January 13, 1991) bookicon.jpg
Tisch Galleries and Great Hall

New Guinea Bone Carvings (November 30, 1990 – March 20, 1991)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

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1991-1995

Picturing Africa: Photographs of the Zulu, 1890-1900 (September 3, 1991 - March 20, 1992) bookicon.jpg (Brochure)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

Royal Art of Benin from the Perls Collection: Treasures from the African Kingdom (January 16 – September 13, 1992) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Loma Negra, A Peruvian Lord’s Tomb (October 12, 1992 – July 4, 1993) bookicon.jpg (Brochure)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Diamond Jenness in the Pacific Islands, 1911-1912 (November 12, 1992 - May 28, 1993) bookicon.jpg (Brochure)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

Canoes from Oceania. Selections from the Photograph Study Collection (July 27, 1993 - January 7, 1994)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

Elephant: The Animal and Its Ivory in African Art (October 13, 1993 – March 27, 1994) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

The Hero Twins of Ancient Maya Myth: Rollout Photographs by Justin Kerr (February 4 - September 2, 1994) bookicon.jpg (Brochure)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

Divine Protection: Batak Art of North Sumatra (April 19 – December 31, 1994) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

The Kilenge of New Britain: Photographs by Philip Fark, 1964-70 (January 10 - July 28, 1995)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

Ancient Peruvian Mantles, 300 B.C. – A.D. 200 (February 23 – August 13, 1995) bookicon.jpg (Brochure)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasure from Sitio Conte (September 19, 1995 – February 4, 1996) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

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1996-2000

Picturing Paradise: Colonial Photography of Samoa, 1875-1925 (March 1 – August 4, 1996) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Enduring Rhythms: African Musical Instruments and the Americas (October 3, 1996 – August 3, 1997)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

An Architect at Home: Sculpture from the Nina and Gordon Bunschaft Collection (October 1, 1996 - January 19, 1997)
[Location?]

Master Hand: Individuality and Creativity Among Yoruba Sculptures (September 11, 1997 – July 12, 1998) bookicon.jpg (Brochure)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Native Paths: American Indian Art From the Collection of Charles and Valerie Diker (May 7, 1998 - January 2, 2000) bookicon.jpg
Rockefeller-Wallace Spine Gallery

Jade in Ancient Costa Rica (September 16, 1998 – March 9, 1999) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Guardians of the Long House: Art in Borneo (April 13, 1999 – January 16, 2000) bookicon.jpg (Brochure)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Kuba Textiles (Aug. 1999 - Jan. 2000)
Ratti Textile Center

Perfect Documents: Walker Evans and African Art (February 1 – September 3, 2000) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Art and Oracle: Spirit Voices of Africa (April 25 - July 30, 2000) bookicon.jpg
[Location?]

Rain of the Moon: Silver in Ancient Peru (November 3, 2000 – April 22, 2001) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

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2001-2005

Recent Acquisitions (May 22 – October 28, 2001)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Lester Wunderman's Photographs of Mali (October 9, 2001 - April 26, 2002)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

Splendid Isolation: Art of Easter Island (December 11, 2001 – September 8, 2002) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculpture (November 19, 2002 – July 6, 2003) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Photographs of New Guinea by Paul Wirz (1982-1955) (February 18 - June 28, 2003) bookicon.jpg (Brochure)
Rockefeller Mezzanine

The Responsive Eye: Ralph T. Coe and the Collecting of American Indian Art (September 9 - December 14, 2003) bookicon.jpg
Service Bulding B

Echoing Images: Couples in African Sculpture (February 10 – September 5, 2004) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Heritage of Power: Ancient Sculpture from West Mexico: The Andrall E. Pearson Family Collection (October 19, 2004 – April 3, 2005) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands (May 9, 2005 – January 15, 2006) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

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2006 —

The Fabric of Life: Ikat Textiles of Indonesia (February 28 – September 24, 2006)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Treasures of Sacred Maya Kings (June 13 - September 10, 2006) bookicon.jpg
Cantor Galleries

Eternal Ancestors: The Art of the Central African Reliquary (October 2, 2007 - March 2, 2008) bookicon.jpg
Service Building B

Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art of the Papuan Gulf (October 25, 2006 – December 2, 2007) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

Radiance from the Rain Forest: Featherwork in Ancient Peru (February 26 – September 1, 2008)
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

The Essential Art of African Textile: Design Without End (September 30, 2008 – March 22, 2009) bookicon.jpg
AAOA Special Exhibition Gallery

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Forthcoming Exhibitions (tentative)

African and Oceanic Art from the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting (June 2 – September 27, 2009)

Other Exhibitions Featuring Objects from AAOA

The Year One: Art of the Ancient World East and West (October 3, 2000 – January 14, 2001)
Special Exhibition Galleries, First Floor

The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions (October 24, 2008 – February 1, 2009) bookicon.jpg (Online catalog)
Cantor Galleries

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