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Kongo peoples (Kongo Kingdom, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, or Angola), Luxury Cloth: Cushion Cover, 17th–18th century, raffia and pigment. ©PITT RIVERS MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD/PITT RIVERS MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

‘In the Most Desolate Places We Need the Most Beautiful Art’: Discussing ‘Kongo’ at the Met

On Sunday afternoon, hundreds gathered in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum in New York to hear a panel discussion forming part of the museum’s latest special exhibition, “Kongo: Power and Majesty.” Unprecedented in its scope, the … Read More

Magdalene Odundo, Untitled (Anthropomorphic Sculpture), 1991.

African Art: Beyond the Masks

As more museums collect works by contemporary artists from Africa, curators are divided about whether to exhibit them alongside traditional objects from the continent Read More