For those of you in the Washington D.C. area, or plan to visit the area soon, there are a couple of new exhibitions opening this month -
The National Museum of African Art presents:
First Look: The Walt Disney-Tishman Collection of African Art
May 17, 2006 - December 3, 2006
(new opening and closing dates)
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art is the recipient of one of the world's finest known collections of traditional African Art-the
Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection-, which is made up of over 525 objects. As a preview to the inaugural exhibition that will open Feb. 2007, an intimate display of over 15 sculptures, made of wood, ivory and beadwork, will be on view.
African Gold: Selections from the
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
May 26November 26, 2006
This exhibition presents a rich diversity of Akan gold work and royal regalia from Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. Approximately 135 works of artprimarily from the region formerly known as the Gold Coastinclude cast-gold or gold-leaf works such as jewelry, linguist staffs, swords, figurative sculptures and other regalia.