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A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Lawrence Gussman Collection

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The 75 pieces in this online exhibition are from more than 30 African cultures in the present-day nations of Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Zambia.

Design Kente Cloth

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This online activity allows the design of personal kente cloths using strips of different patterns and colors. Requires Shockwave plug-in.

Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity

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The history and use of kente in Africa, and contemporary kente and its manifestations in the United States.

South Africa 1936-1949: Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee

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Online exhibition detailing the history and culture of South Africa through photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee. Includes details on the photographer's life and work.

African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain

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Online exhibition exploring the influence of African chairs and stools on the work of artist Pierre Legrain.

A Spiral of History

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Online exhibition focusing on the origins and artistic significance of a carved ivory tusk from the Congo.

Gifts and Blessings: Textile Arts of Madagascar

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Online exhibition examining the history and significance of cloth in the culture of the peoples of Madagascar.

Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diaspora

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This online exhibit shows representations of the water spirit Mami Wata (Mother Water). It considers how art both reflects and actively contributes to beliefs and religious practices, and to such current trends as globalization.

The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria

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Online exhibition presenting the works of seven artists who have either taught or studied at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. All incorporate traditional Igbo designs in their works.

Ntan Drum

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Curriculum resource providing an in-depth glance at Ntan bands, popular among the Asante peoples of Ghana between 1920s and 1950s. Provides suggestions for integrated classroom activities to accompany the material.

Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings

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Online exhibition presenting the life and work of African sculptor Olowe of Ise. Includes cultural information on the Yoruba people.

A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960s

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This online exhibition features works by visual artists from the earliest days of the Oshogbo school in Yoruba, Nigeria. Oshogbo artists drew on traditional ideas to create new forms.

Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora

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Video interviews with attending artists at the opening of the exhibition Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora. Provides insight into the exhibition's themes of relocation and diaspora.

The Art of the Personal Object

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This online exhibition celebrates personal objects that were meant to be both used and seen. These works of art encourage students to consider how art intersects with the everyday and reflects a culture and society.

Design Your Own Mask

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On this site, visitors explore masks from museum galleries and then design their own or draw their interpretation of one they saw.

Playful Performers

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Online exhibition detailing how African children learn through playful inventiveness and creativity.

Resonance from the Past

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This online exhibition displays African sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art. View works of art from Mali, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, the Ivory Coast, Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, and the Congo.

Mali Empire and Djene Figures

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Curriculum resource, developed for use in the classroom, that examines the history, art, and culture of the ancient Mali Empire. Provides suggestions for integrated classroom activities to accompany the material.

The Artistry of African Currency

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Objects used to facilitate trade for goods and to measure wealth in African cultures.

In the Presence of Spirits: African Art from the National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon

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Online exhibition of African art reflecting the influences of the supernatural in both public and private life.

TxtStyles/Fashioning Identity

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This online exhibition presents a selection of rarely exhibited textiles and apparel. The collections contextualized by informational essays demonstrate how clothing and African textiles in particular have long served as messages and expressions of identity.

African Art for the First Time

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Museum tour using imaginative strategies and touchable objects�_�such as textiles, ceramic vessels, and wooden sculptures�_�to help audiences learn to look at forms, materials, and techniques of African art.

Treasures

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Online exhibition presenting the aesthetic value of traditional African sculptures.

Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World

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This online exhibition examines the historic and evolving culture and arts of the Tuareg peoples of Mali, Niger, and Algeria. Students can explore artistic genres and media from the nineteenth century to the present to learn about this Saharan nomadic culture.
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