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

As the Museum for African Art, we 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. 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.

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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