A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden
World Premiere: The Ubangi exhibition at the Berg en Dal Museum
Neuberger Museum gives African collection a new home
Sculptural Element from a Reliquary Ensemble. Kota peoples, Mindumu group; Gabon, Upper Ogooué river. 19th century. Wood, copper, brass. H. 15 ¾ in. (40 cm). Musée du Quai Branly, Paris 71.1884.37.22
Brooklyn Museum of Art in the
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present a special exhibition of acclaimed sculptural masterpieces from the heart of Africa’s equatorial rainforest, beginning October 2, 2007.
African Art Takes Center Stage At Local Museum
MAJOR Patricia and Bernard Wagner GIFT OF AFRICAN ART ESTABLISHES THE NEWARK MUSEUM AS A LEADING REPOSITORY OF YORUBA ART
Art Museum African art
Spirit and flesh fuse through art in Africa. SAM African art curator Pam McClusky brings home the message that ceremonial art is alive and well through.
find more about the Minneapolis benin head
The cultural institution, showcasing art from Africa, Asia and Oceania in the heart of Geneva's old town, celebrates its 30th anniversary after being closed for renovations.
Jewels reopens(April 2007)
Meditations on African Art Colors
April 18–August 19, 2007 Free exhibition
Unmasking the meaning behind color in African art
new Rietberg Museum opens with Emerald ceiling
African Art Patron Daniel Yohannes brings business and political connections to his seat on the Denver Art Museum's board of trustees.
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Museum of Art is bringing African art into the light.
The exhibit, titled Meditations on African Art: Light, is the first in a three-part series that will examine the use of light, color and pattern in the objects of the BMA’s African art collection.
read : Illuminating African art
Sackler Portugal Treasures:
"Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th
Centuries," will have 300 objects from Brazil, the Persian Gulf, Africa,
India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Japan and China. The three-month show, which was
formally announced at a news conference in Lisbon, will open June 23, 2007. The
exhibit will take up so much space that some of it will overflow into the
Smithsonian's adjacent National Museum of African Art.
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Charles Wright DETROIT -- The mix was complex, to say the least. Indigenous architecture developed in Africa by fusing pragmatic concerns with native spiritual beliefs. In parts of the continent with international traffic, influences from the Middle East and Europe also contributed.
For the new director of the Centre
for Black African Art and Civilization in Lagos culture are not only
artifacts or crafts and all other kinds of visual products but also includes
those other intangible aspects of life including languages, indigenous
technologies, native science, traditional governance systems and
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...The visual arts are alive and well in central New York, and Colgate is contributing much to several events and exhibitions — including three concurrent exhibitions showing African art from the Longyear Museum of Anthropology —all taking place in the coming week...
21st Annual African
Marketplace and Cultural Fair
A. Sat., Sun., Mon., Sept. 2 - 4, 2006
Metropolitan photography Hidden Gems (150,000 of Them)
The Photograph Study Collection consists of more than 120,000 photographs dedicated to the arts of Africa, the Pacific Islands, and native and Precolumbian America.
PARIS When Patricia Mavoungou, a municipal employee from the Paris suburbs, brought her son to France's new museum of non-Western art, the first thing they did was search for artifacts from the Congo Republic, where she was born. And they found them: two Punu masks on dramatic display
Nelson-Atkins African Art Collection
California: ART OF ADORNMENT: TRIBAL BEAUTY
Albuquerque museum's first major exhibit of African sculptures, masks, ceramics and textiles shows how a culture's creations go to the core of its beingwestern city of Matanzas by painter Lorenzo Tomas Padilla Diaz.
Chirac Museum Project Drives Paris Market...
Branly: discours de Jacques Chirac
Arts premiers : Jacques Chirac rend hommage aux "peuples humiliés et méprisés"
Longyear Museum Colgate boosts local arts scene with exhibitions, forum
Nelson-Atkins African Art Collection
Brown University Bill Van Siclen: African exhibit illuminates depths below the surface
Gold Dazzles at the National Museum of African Art online exhibit :"African Gold" on view for extended run in Washington
Cuban Museum Receives Multi-Million Dollar African Art Donation
Havana, An African art collection valued in $3.2 million was donated to the Art Museum in Cuba’s
Tatoos Skin Marks
The exhibition "Skin Marks - Body Pictures", on display in the main building of the museum from the 29th April, 2006 to September, 2007 shows the human skin as a projection surface for artistic design.
...Most of the 12,251 square feet of space is devoted to African art -- a total of 400 works, including 30 pieces that have never been shown in the gallery...
New Benin museum to lure back sub-Saharan Africa's lost art
CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- There's a special exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, but don't look for the bright hues of the French impressionism for which the museum is famous; the colors of these works are the muted earth tones of African mud and clay.
We are all African-Americans SAN
Thousands preview African museum Moad in SF
Dressing : Men's Fashion and
Prestige in Africa
October 19th, 2005 -January 22nd 2006
Even if with a controversial architecture, I think the de Young will give a new impulse to the African Art in California, and be a new attraction and extra reason for tourists to visit San Fransico .
It is not nice to hear about Smithsonian firing : African Art Director Cuts Five From Staff, Citing Cost, Priorities.
African Creativity, More About the Momentary Than the Monumental "Resonance From the Past: African Sculpture From the New Orleans Museum of Art" is at the Museum for African Art, 36-01 43rd Avenue, Long Island City, Queens, (718)784-7700, through May 29, 2005.
It travels to the San Antonio Museum of Art (June 25 to Oct. 2); Arkansas Art Center (Jan. 20 to April 16, 2006); the Albuquerque Museum (May 14 to Aug. 13, 2006); and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution (Oct. 5, 2006 to Jan. 28, 2007).
Musee Dapper new directions for a postcolonial museum
JUNE 3 through JULY 31 2005
"SYMBOLS OF POWER AND AUTHORITY" African Masks and Sculptures
Selections from the George Waterhouse Collection at the West Valley Art Museum
San Antonio Museum in Texas showing African artistry
June 25-October 2, 2005 Special Exhibition, Cowden Gallery
Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art... is comprised of approximately 100 works of art from this collection including masks, figures, ceramics, fabric and beadwork costumes from west and central Africa. The presentation is categorized into six geographical regions: Mali, Liberia Ivory Coast, Ivory Coast, Yoruba, Nigeria and Congo River Basin. .... Free with Museum general admission.
Muscarelle shows Animals in
African Art from the
Collection of Wallace Gusler
In French, English, Kiswahili. Two temporary exhibitions (Feb. 4 - Oct. 9,
2005) on the colonial history of the Congo and Belgium and on Congo Nature and
Culture. Includes audio clips of music from the Munganga of Luabo and of Mbuti
pygmees. [KF] http://www.congo2005.be/
An extensive review of the exhibition is in the New York Times, February 9, 2005, B3, "Museum Show Forces Belgium to Ask Hard Questions About Its Colonial Past" by Alan Riding. "a remarkable exhibition here has set off a critical re-examination of Belgium's record in its only African colony."
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Indianapolis Museum of Arts presents:
African Life Through Art IMA—Indianapolis
Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis IN 46208-3326 Tel: 317-920-2660
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African Art Museum of Maryland ( I think they have no website)
Historic Oakland at Town Center
MUSEUM FOR AFRICAN ART 36-01 43rd Ave., Long Island City. (718) 784-7700. Sat.-Sun., 11-6; Mon., Thur.-Fri., 10-5.
Boston Museum first curator cast an eye toward sub-Saharan African art
Frederick Scott-Boston Out of Africa: The colors and traditions of 'Nigerian Rhythms' in Sudbury.
Couples in African Sculptures. A Metropolitan exhibition
Barnes Foundation-Pennsylvania Mostly an impresssionist paintings Museum, but with 200 african art and 60 American Indian native pieces in collection. One English and one French text.
Polk Museum-Lakeland-Florida Polk Museum Acquires Dozens Of Pieces of African Art. A big collection of Southern African beaded headdresses, and other pieces.
Menil Museum- Houston- Texas. A Museum dedicated to surrealisme with fine African art.
Baltimore African art adventures kicking off at BMA Baltimore Museum . Series includes bead project, films
Boca Raton, Florida. Boca Raton Museum of Art www.bocamuseum.org A floor with art from Africa, Oceania and Native America.
Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal is known for his fine African Museum collection and outside Museum for African architecture
Familiar Aliens is a text related on the Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal. Interesting reading on the background motivations and past story.
Louvres : L'avenir du Louvre : les projets de Chirac pour les arts d'islam
Dapper : La collection d´art africain du Musée Dapper dans ses habits neufs. 35 rue Paul Valery 75116 Paris
tel 0033 (0)1 45 00 01 50 ----> 11 juillet 2004 :Parures de tête.
Musée des Arts Premiers Paris Quai Branly
Durban Art Gallery
historique d'Abomey (Benin)
Natural History museum
Musée du Quai Branly
- Paris . Opens in 2006 (French website)
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Louvre - Paris
Some smaller Museums with fine african art :
Antwerp Museum Suikerrui 19 B2000 antwerp +32-(0)3-220.86.00
More about Antwerp
Lisbon has a nice museum of African Art
Museu Nacional de Etnologia Av. Ilha da Madeira 21 304 11 60
Bergamo in northern Italy http://www.museoafricano.it/ (click on "Il Museo e Villaggio" and then on "Galleria Fotografica" or "Visita virtuale") via G.B. Peruzzo, 2 - IT 24059 Basella di Urgnano Tel.035.894670 Fax. 035.894819 curator:
the Israel Museum in Jerusalem (African, Oceanian, Pre-colombian and American Indian art)
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