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Art and Life in Africa Project
- An extremely rich source of information on African art and its cultural contexts. Based on the Stanley Collection at the University of Iowa.
The Maurer Collection
- Collection of artifacts used in rites of divination in Central and West Africa. Extensively illustrated with scholarly text.
Adinkra Symbols of West Africa
- A guide to the Asante traditional symbols, with photos of adinkras in use.
Adire African Textiles
- Hand woven African textiles, with many photos and good essays on their cultural significance
- Informative site run by gallery in Washington, D.C.
- A variety of African tribal art, with good cultural information on many of the objects.
Africa In Stone
- Zimbabwean Shona sculpture in materials such as African jade, serpentine, and soapstone.
- Wide assortment of arts and crafts, with considerable cultural background on the objects.
- Traditional creations of edged weaponry of medieval Africa, using indigenous wood carving and metal working styles.
African Art Center
- Nonprofit organization promoting black artists and craftspeople of KwaZulu Natal and South Africa.
African Art Collection
- African tribal arts dealer. Photographs and descriptions including some information on cultural significance.
African art collection.
- A diverse collection of African art with extensive cultural information on the objects and people.
African Art Course
- Materials for a University of Virginia course on African arts, with images, bibiliographic information, and web links.
African Art Shop
- Tribal Art (mostly African), links, and descriptions of some African styles.
African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning
- A nicely annotated on-line exhibition of African art from the University of Virginia.
African Art: Makonde
- Links to some sites specializing in Makonde arts and crafts.
African Arts and Culture Discussion Group
- Discussion group about African art and culture.
- Collection of African masks, most of which are for sale.
African Millennium Foundation
- International trader and exhibitor of Zimbabwean Shone stone sculptures. Site displays news about recent events and images from exhibitions and galleries held in Toronto and London.
- African art, mainly from Benin, with nice images and descriptions of cultural significance.
African Sculptural Art
- Papers and commentary on the development of sculptural art in Africa, from pre-Iron Age to modern.
- Images of a private collection.
African Tribal Art Museum
- A collection of African art (700 objects; 90 ethnic groups) and lots of information African tribal peoples.
African Variety Gallery
- African tribal art, especially masks.
- Collection of African art objects: exchange of information and/or of objects
All About African art
- Information for those starting an African art collection; the regions, types of art and the people who make them.
All About Shoowa
- Rich source of information about Shoowa raffia textiles.
Art Creations Africa
- Stone sculpture gallery and exhibitions of work of African artists, including Shona Stone sculpture.
Art of Africa
- Bushmen/San arts and crafts from the Kalahari.
- Gary van Wyk's gallery, with exhibitions. Emphasis on South Africa.
Belgium's Royal Museum for Central Africa
- Periodic on-line exhibitions as well as a guide to the Brussells museum. Includes a search facility for finding websites with information about central Africa.
Charles Jones African Art
- Traditional African art, with many images and explanations of cultural significance of the objects.
- Art and sculpture of West and Central Africa
deYoung Museum African Collection
- Extensive collection of images and information from the San Francisco museum.
Dimondstein Tribal Arts
- Many images and information on African tribal art.
- African tribal art objects, with sections for items likely to interest the beginner and those likely to interest more advanced collectors.
Emory University Collection of African Art
- An exhibition of part of the university's permanent collection of African art. Good accompanying essays on various aspects of African art.
Ethnix Gallery of African Art & Tribal Artifacts
- New York dealer.
G. I. Jones -- S.E. Nigerian Art and Culture
- An outstanding collection of photographs, many showing objects of art in their cultural settings.
- Central and Southern African tribal art. In Franschhoek, South Africa.
- Contemporary African art, especially Zimbabwean sculpture.
H-AfrArts Expressive Cultures of Africa
- A seriously scholarly site, with moderated discussion boards. From Michigan State University.
Hamill Gallery of African Art
- A commercial site with nicely documented thematic exhibitions that change every few months. Past exhibitions are viewable as well.
Hamill Tribal Textiles
- Hamill Gallery's collection of African textiles.
- Art from south and east Africa, with lot of cultural background information.
Jembetat Gallery of African Art
- Tribal art from West and Central Africa.
Jones & Key AfricAntiques
- East African dealer in African tribal art (masks, statues, and ethnographic).
Joy Christie's Gallery
- Dallas, Texas dealer in tribal arts and artifacts,contemporary paintings and original jewelry featuring tribal components.
- Personal collection and background information about Koma sculptures.
- Collection of Lega (Democratic Republic of Congo) artifacts.
- Tribal art from Mali, mostly Bambara (Bamana) and Dogon.
- Calgary (Alberta, Canada) gallery of Shona Stone sculpture from Zimbabwe.
McCue Tribal Art
- Many images and some cultural information.
Michael Rhodes African Art
- New York dealer in traditional African art, sculpture and artifacts.
- Information on Moba (Togo and Ghana) sculpture.
Museum for African Art
- New York's Museum for African Art.
Museum of African Art in Belgrade
- Museum of African art, mainly the collection of Veda and Dr. Zdravko Pečar
National Museum of African Art
- The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution. Exhibitions, articles, and museum calendar of events.
- Multilingual categorized collection of links to sites about African art.
Picard Trade Bead Museum And African Art Gallery
- Dealer in African art and trade beads, with a trade bead museum.
Ralph Proctor Gallery
- A gallery of African art, with periodic thematic exhibitions.
Rand African Art
- Images of a private collection with lots of pictures and information.
- Brief description of the Senufo aesthetic tradition; part of an auction house series.
StoneAge Art Company
- Shona sculpture from 250 Zimbabwe carvers.
The Suaga Collection
- Noncommercial site showcasing a private collection of African masks.
- Museum devoted to the culture and art of the Sukuma (Tanzania, Africa).
- Database of results of tribal art auctions.
True African Art
- Contemporary paintings by 40 African artists.
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
- Emphasis on works from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas, past and present.
The World of Beduin Weaving
- Extensive information on weaving by the Beduins of North Africa.
Yahoo! Groups: AfricanAntiques
- Discussion board on African art.
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