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Arts of Africa

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Saved by Nicole Jacobson
on December 6, 2012 at 4:06:16 pm

6 April 2013 - January 2014

Mint Museum Randolph


The arts of Africa come from fifty-two nations, diverse ecosystems, varied political systems ranging from great kingdoms to small bands without chiefs, many social settings from initiations to the shrines of deities and the regalia of leaders, and dozens of value systems and religious beliefs. Thus, we can speak of the Many Africas because neither Africa nor her arts are any one thing. Art in the Many Africas features the best of the Mint Museum's permanent collection, supplemented by generous loans from private collections. This exhibition concentrates on key forms in African art such as masks, ceramics, and utilitarian objects, and themes in African art including symbols of power, religion, and mother and child. This exhibition is organized by The Mint Museum in collaboration with guest curator Herbert Cole.



Selected Print Resources Available at The Mint Museum Library




Created by Nicole Jacobson, volunteer for The Mint Museum Library.





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