High Museum’s new African art curator picks her favorite works

By Rosalind Bentley In the 2018 movie “Black Panther,” as a prelude to a murderous heist, the villain, Erik Killmonger, looks at African artifacts in the fictional Museum of Great Britain. Masks, statuary and other antiquities in the gallery float…

African Art is Not Just a Cultural Gift, It’s a Medium for Change

Estelle Dogbo For as long as I can remember, African Art was the overpriced wooden statue I would purchase in the market as a gift to my western friends. I would proudly bring home my discounted piece, which also served…

With African art, Olamide gives relief to aching souls

By Omiko Awa Stephen Oni Olamide is a Nigerian artist who uses experimental art to impact lives and change people’s perception of themselves and their communities. With artistic rendition greatly influenced by African themes and philosophies, the Obafemi Awolowo University-trained…

African Art and Handicrafts: How to Ethically Purchase and Display Them

BY KENYA FOY Given the continent’s rich and diverse culture, the popularity of African art and handicrafts is hardly a surprise. The pursuit of that popular work can invite some issues, though: A 2019 report by Quartz Africa revealed a rapid expansion…

Get ready for a spring of contemporary African art

by Molly Glentzer Wilfred Ukpong’s “BC1-ND-FC: By and by, I Will Carry this Burden of Hope, till the Laments of my Newborn is Heard #2” is among the works that will be featured during the 2020 FotoFest Biennial March 8-April…