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  • Columbus Museum of Art 480 East Broad Street Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)
The Last Wild Men of Borneo

Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets are available at the door for $25.

Two adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary "Wild Men of Borneo." One found riches. The other vanished into an endless jungle. New York Times bestselling author Carl Hoffman discovers that nothing is as it seems in the world's last Eden. Bruno Manser lived with the peace-loving Penan tribe when commercial logging began devouring the jungle. He led the fight against these outside forces, but vanished in 2000. Had he become a hermit, or a martyr, or gone mad? Michael Palmieri staged expeditions to acquire artifacts from the Dayaks, the famed headhunters of Borneo. The successful tribal art collector supplied sacred works to museums and collectors, but suspicion shadowed this self-styled buccaneer. Was he preserving or exploiting native culture? Hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art.

Individual Tickets
Regular: $25
Student/Senior: $20
At Door: $25

All tickets are non-refundable.

Author's Table Dinner
Interested in having dinner with Carl Hoffman? Call 614-464-1032 x11 for tickets to the Author's Table Dinner. You will share a great meal with the author, talk about his work in a more intimate setting, and get reserved seating at the event. The price for dinner is $45 and includes entry into the event. Click here for more information.