A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden
Art of Africa:
Weston Emison Museum of Art
The EMOA is the result of a major renovation to the William Weston Clarke Emison Art Center, formally home to DePauw’s department of art. Established to house DePauw’s extensive permanent collection of art
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Dr. Ofori Ansa, the curator of the exhibition, is an associate professor of African art at Howard University, Washington, D.C. He has written for many publications and has lectured on African art throughout the world. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, he has curated several contemporary and traditional African art exhibitions in Ghana and in the U.S. and has led study abroad tours to Ghana for the past 6 years.
Art of Africa is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C., a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the arts -- in all disciplines, styles and media. IA&A enriches cross-cultural understanding through its collaborations with museums and cultural institutions, showcasing artists and arts movements in traveling exhibitions to and from the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In addition to its traveling exhibition program, IA&A’s Design Studio produces a variety of print and multi-media material to enhance promotion of the arts. The USArts International Training Program arranges training placements at arts-related institutions for undergraduates, graduates and young professionals from around the world. (pictured at left: mask, Dan people Northeastern Liberia, Guinea, Cote d’ Ivoire; wood and fiber)
The galleries at the William Weston Clarke Emison Museum of Art are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m., and are closed during University breaks and holidays. For more information about special events associated with this exhibition, visit the Emison Museum's Web site.
The EmOa first-floor gallery is dedicated to displaying anthropological and ethnographic objects from the University’s collection. Highlights of the extensive holdings in this area include African sculpture from the Vandiver-Haimann Collection of African Art, donated to the University by Theo and Ruth Haimann, Audrey L. Levin, and Thomas K. Vandiver ’73 and Carolyn Vandiver. The University’s collection of African art also contains Kuba textiles and other African objects given by Dr. Steven G. Conant ’71.
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