African Art

A grandson’s quest to preserve his grandmother’s artistic legacy offers an insightful and instructive look at how to manage the estate of an artist

Throughout history, cultures and artists have faced upheavals and catastrophes and reflected them through their work. Here we look at seven great works of art created in uncertain times.
African Arts―Global Conversations draws from the Brooklyn Museum’s extensive and renowned collections to assert the importance of African arts within the art historical canon.

The western Sahel—a vast region in Africa just south of the Sahara Desert that spans what is today Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, and was the birthplace of a succession of influential polities. Fueled…

With nearly 50 artworks from more than 40 artists, the exhibition tells the story of key heroic principles and people in Africa’s arts and history, and it invites visitors to consider the core values…
The Museum of Modern Art announces a major gift of 45 works of African contemporary art from the prolific collector Jean Pigozzi.

New York – On May 2, a powerful sketch by Nelson Mandela, The Cell Door, Robben Island, sold for $112,575 at Bonhams Modern and Contemporary African Art sale. The wax…

Caravans of Gold draws on recent archaeological discoveries, including rare fragments from major medieval African trading centers like Sijilmasa, Gao, and Tadmekka. These “fragments in time” are seen…