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Are we forgetting our heritage? The importance of valuing art
The trade and exhibition of African art on the
international market is a large scale business on a global scale, while it is
undervalued and its importanc e overlooked in many African countries. Read valuing
Objects from the Collection of Warren Robbins
Sept. 21 - Dec. 7, 2007 at DePauw Greencastle,
Mask, Dan people, Northern Liberia,
Côte d'Ivoire. Wood and fibers. collection Warren
Pentecostal doctrine quickening loss
of valuable Nigerian artifacts
Born in a family of
traditional priests in southeastern Nigeria, 52-year-old Ibe Nwigwe converted
to Christianity as a boy. Under the sway of born-again fervor as a man, he
gathered the paraphernalia of ancestral worship — a centuries old stool, a
metal staff with a carved wooden handle and a carved god figure — and burned
them as his pastor watched. read African
traditions on bonfire in Nigeria
Masterpieces of African Art FROM THE Wally
& Udo Horstmann collection
at the Museo d'arte Mendrisio
Specialist in African Art Walter
Bareiss, 87, Dies
Picasso, Head of a Woman, 1907 inspired by african art
The Barnes Foundation
$5 million grant to Barnes
The Barnes Foundation in Merion has received a $5 million challenge grant
from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help establish a permanent endowment
for scholarly studies.
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rap - but ok, yesss, David, let's talk again about one of the Gorgona of
your nightmares : E-Bay and its Sheherazades.)
You've probably never heard of Geneviève
But the woman who's lived a private life far from usual is making an astonishing
public gift to the Boston Museum of fine Arts
L.A. artist donates to COD
its first permanent art collection
College of the Desert
professor Ron Evans looks over some of the African art work that is being
donated to the college.
Richard J. Faletti: 1922 - 2006 Lawyer, art
collector. Attorney with Winston & Strawn became fascinated with African
masks, carvings and textiles while on a trip to Nigeria.
"In a corner was this dignified, conservatively-clad
lawyer-looking person flipping through African robes,"
Art Rage OUR NAMES and genealogy were
taken away by slavery, but the scramble for art has also removed important
pieces of Africa’s historical jigsaw.
"art rage" comment: The
Africans are still not happy with the past. Not everything is black or white,
gray is also a shade of color, and African People also are dealing in African
Art, or sold things in the past. Not all African Art comes from "punitive
expeditions" or is art rage looted.
Collins C. Diboll Gallery will host, “Stop the Sun: Art and Agency in Kuba
Funeral Rituals,” a lecture by David Binkley, Frese Senior Fellow at the
Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, on January
11,2006 at 7 p.m., in Multimedia Room II of Loyola’s Monroe Library. A
reception will follow in the Diboll Gallery.
Hans Witte (1928-2006) It is with great pain I
have to inform you that our friend Dr. Hans Witte has died. Together with him,
he took along an incredible warm spirit and a boundless knowledge of the Yorubas.
Contrary to the temptation! An appeal for a new dialogue among museums and
collectors, scholars, and dealers .By Lorenz Homberger Rietberg
Luck : What's gray, has a trunk and could send you to prison for 40
years? read endangered species
OUT OF AFRICA: Kim Johnson with a modern Tschokwe mask in her
hand says an undercover agent entrapped her. She stands accused of selling
products made from endangered species
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Kerchache In a crucial moment for the world of
Tribal Arts , Ana &Antonio Casanovas from Arte y Ritual and Alain Bovis
Gallery present two consecutive exhibitions in Paris with a selection of
masterworks from the Kerchache collection:
“NIGERIA” September 13th –October 20th 2006
A world-first art exhibition of Pablo Picasso's works and the
"magical" African masks and sculptures that influenced him opens in
Johannesburg on Friday.
African masks from Known Collections
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