African art

Curator’s Corner

An African Photographer

Monday, October 18, 2010 | Karl Cole

In looking at the history of art, I always try to appreciate art that is under-appreciated. Photography has been accepted as an art form since the early 1900s, although is it rarely studied outside of ...

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Curator’s Corner

Another Vanishing Tradition?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 | Karl Cole

What do we in the West think of when the word “African art” is mentioned? masks? ancestor figures? In most African cultures, textile arts are considered THE finest of the fine arts. ...

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Curator’s Corner

African Metal Casting

Monday, August 31, 2009 | Karl Cole

As you probably know by now, I think it is unfortunate when stylistic, technical, or aesthetic trends in the arts are only considered in some art history textbooks in comparison to Western (European a ...

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