African Art: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

Art Exhibitions
Date Sunday, July 24, 2016 Sunday, October 23, 2016 Organization NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale Categories Art Exhibitions
Place NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale Address One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Phone 954-525-5500 Website

Featuring approximately 60 of its finest works, this exhibition explores the diverse highlights of NSU Art Museum’s collection of traditional art from Sub- Saharan Africa with an emphasis on the art of West Africa. One of the unique aspects of NSU Art Museum’s African art collection is the number of works it contains by artists whose identity is known. Included among these are works by important masters of a regional style or workshop. Among the works on view will be monumental carved wooden doors, abstract plank masks from Burkina Faso, shrine pieces and ritual objects, as well as outstanding examples of African textiles, beadwork, pottery, iron and copper alloy. The exhibition is organized by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and curated by Marcilene Wittmer, professor emeritus and curator, University of Miami. Museum hours: Daily 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Open until 8 p.m. the First Thursday of every month. Sunday noon – 5 p.m.; Monday closed. Adults $12; seniors and military $8; students $5; free for museum members, NSU students, faculty and staff. Admission is also free every first Thursday of the month as part of Free First Thursday Starry Nights presented by PNC Bank.

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