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November 2016

African Art: Spotlight on Art Museums, Part 2

Posted in Art Market  |  November 26, 2016
Today, art museums of Africa are playing a critical role in promoting their national culture locally and abroad. They collect and preserve materials illustrating national history and help the public to appreciate their significance. They also organize exhibitions for the dwellers, showing the artistic masterpieces from other civilizations and illustrating their different ways of life. These initiatives allow the public to become familiar with their culture and open up to other cultures. We continue our review of African art museums with five major museums of Central Africa.

African Art: Spotlight on Art Museums, Part 1

Posted in Art Market  |  November 19, 2016
In Africa, most of cultural institutions such as museums and galleries were established either by the colonial state or in the context of postcolonial nation-building. Keeping records of the past, these institutions also aim to track the present and offer insight into the future. Today, African museums are invaluable resources for understanding and interpreting the continent’s history and culture. They allow the art lovers to explore and experience African art from an endless range of subjects. We start our review of African art museums with five major museums of Southern Africa.

African Art Outlook for November

Posted in Events  |  November 05, 2016
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in November. From Lagos to Manchester, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of November featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.