A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden
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June 25-October 2, Special Exhibition, Cowden Gallery
Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art
More than 40 years ago, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) decided to actively collect African works of art, motivated by the centuries old connection between New Orleans and Africa. Today, NOMA is home to a large collection of tribal arts from sub-Saharan Africa, and is considered one of the most important collections of its type in American art museums. Resonance from the Past 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. Within these regions, 34 cultural groups are represented, providing a comprehensive survey of the idealistic and expressionistic art forms of the vast and varied regions, kingdoms and cultures of the African continent. Free with Museum general admission.
If you go there, don't miss the permanent fine Oceanic collection they have (click on collections at www.sa-museum.org
San Antonio Museum in Texas showing African artistry
Web Posted: 06/27/2005 12:00 AM CDT
Boasting artistic collections from Asia, America, Europe and Oceania, the San Antonio Museum of Art had given visitors only a partial trip around the world of human creativity — until now.
For four months, the museum will be home to more than 100 ornate sculptures, masks, garments and other artistic pieces from historic African cultures. "Resonance from the Past: African Sculptures from the New Orleans Museum of Art" opened last week and will be on display until Oct. 2.
"We are alerting San Antonio and South Texas to the richness of African tribal art," museum Director Marion Oettinger said, describing the art as "low-level technology with very, very highly sophisticated results."
William A. Fagaly, curator of African art for the New Orleans museum, gave a lecture about the collection and its history Sunday to about 50 people at the San Antonio museum to mark the opening of the exhibit.
The works represent unique tribes from throughout Africa and include masks covered in dried animal skin or adorned with detailed engravings, a life-sized warrior sculpture and a king's tunic created with mesmerizing beadwork.
They are products of diverse cultures from the west and central regions of the continent, from the Zulu people in South Africa to the Benin kingdom of Nigeria.
The pieces on display are part of a much larger collection of African work owned by the New Orleans Museum of Art, which is expanding and has put the collection in circulation while renovations are underway.
The museum's Fagaly called African tribal art "a relatively new area of art study."
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