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African Art

The African art collection contains 216 ethnographic objects consisting largely of masks, textiles, and ancestor figures from the late 19th to mid 20th century.  A wide range of culture groups are represented including: the Dogon from Mali, Dan from Liberia, Bambara from Mali, Baule and Senufo from the Ivory Coast, Kuba and Luba from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Yoruba from Nigeria.  A small exhibition of African works can be viewed in the Galleries at Emison. 

Major African Art donations to the University include gifts from Theo and Ruth Haimann, Audrey L. Levin, Thomas K. Vandiver ’73 and Carolyn Vandiver, as well as Dr. Steven G. Conant ’71.