TAG: African art

Dan Mato
Event: Lectures & Programs

Seeing the Proverb, Hearing the Image

The Arts of Ghana with Dan Mato
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00pm8:00pm.

When looking at an African sculpture, we admire it for its form and aesthetic quality while noting in passing its origins and the few words of description that accompany it. As satisfying as this experience can be, it is only a partial understanding of the work in that the object may be simply the visual projection of a larger complex of verbal narratives incorporating oratory and symbolic gestures and the quoting of traditional proverbs. More

African Art

African Art

The African art collection consists of approximately 1,000 objects—older works and new ones by contemporary artists. Focused on the diverse artistic traditions of Africa, it includes rare and exquisite works in sculpture, textiles, jewelry, painting, printmaking, and drawings. Although the strength of the collection is west African art, with emphasis on Yoruba works, there are important masterpieces from all regions and mediums of expression including wood, metals, fibers, terra cotta, and mixed media compositions. More