African Art


The African Art collection consists of over 1,600 objects, the earliest dating to around 2,000 BCE and the most recent dating to 2020 CE, with the majority dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While the collection has pieces from throughout the continent, its strength lies in works from Central Africa, many of which were donated by Owen D. Mort Jr. Significant works include an intricate wooden model boat; a feathered Gitenga Muganji Mask; and the contemporary work Earth Kid (Boy) by Yinka Shonibare. Diverse artistic traditions are represented by artworks created with a variety of media, including wood, ceramic, metal, textiles, and glass beads.

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