For Students

Past Exhibitions: 2003

African Art of Dual Worlds

Closes Sunday, June 29
Curtis Gallery


African, Cameroonian, Bamileke, Royal Elephant Mask (Banjoun)
cloth and beadwork
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis

The myriad ways art objects reflect both everyday and spiritual worlds in African cultures is powerfully illustrated in this exciting new exhibition drawn from the Museum's impressive collection of African art.

The James L. and Vivian A. Curtis Gallery of African and African American Art was launched in 1998, made possible by a generous gift of African art from these UM alumni and Museum supporters. Since that time, the Museum's collection of African and African American Art has continued to attract important new gifts and to offer visitors and UM students and scholars a rich resource for understanding the diverse arts and cultures of the African continent. Educational programs related to the exhibition are funded in part by the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund. exhibition drawn from the Museum's impressive collection of African art.


African, Congolese (Zairean), Shoowa
Textile panel, woven raffia
The Alfred E. Pernt Memorial Fund in honor of Doctor of Technical Sciences
Max H. J. Pernt and his wife Anna Pernt (née Mueller)