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The Africa Center is not currently organizing exhibitions while construction takes place at our new home on Fifth Avenue and 110th Street in Manhattan.

Our final traveling exhibition as The Museum for African Art is Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria, which is on view at the Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden, from 12 April - 30 November 2014.

Museum for African Art exhibitions are widely recognized for pioneering the way African art is seen and understood, presenting insightful perspectives on the rich diversity of African art and cultures. The Museum organized nearly 70 exhibitions that traveled to over 143 venues in 17 countries, bringing the art and cultures of Africa to a wide array of audiences worldwide.

El Anatsui: Process and Project

Sketch for Goat Skin Bag (c. 1979)

El Anatsui: Process and Project features Anatsui’s drawings for major sculptures in ceramic and wood, archival photographs of the artist at work in his studio in Nigeria, as well as the artist's sketchbooks, many of which show early designs that presage his famous liquor-bottle top “cloth” sculptures and large scale in situ installations. At the center of the gallery is the monumental installation Peak Project (1999), made of thousands of glittering lids from Peak Milk cans. 

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