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 African Voices
Drawn from the African Voices exhibit at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History. The Smithsonian's web site also has a beautiful online presentation of this exhibit that requires flash. This web site on the other hand may be more accessible, and also contains some additional materials. [navigation hint: not all pages are accessible from the home page's menu or the site map, you need to use the "tour next" button]
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 African Pottery Forming
A slide show presentation explains the pottery forming techniques used in Africa, illustrating the entire process from the preparation of the clay to the firing of the completed pots. Web site by Prof. Christopher Roy, with a text on the chemistry of ceramics explaining why African potters choose to fire at low temperature. [note: the videos seem to be missing from the site, but are available for purchase on DVD]
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 African Connections: Perspectives on Collecting Culture
This exhibit presents some of the gifts of artifacts given by donors to the Michigan State University Museumís collection of African art. Along with the pieces and information about these, there are "statements prepared by each of the major donors/collectors that provide insights into the meaning of some of the objects as well as how and why they were collected."
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 African Blades: selected metalwork from the Hofstra Museum collection
Over 50 knives, swords, axes and spears from various African countries ar epresented in this exhibition, along with two essays, concerning the viewing of weapons as art objects, from its curator.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning
Web catalog for an exhibition held at the Baily Art Museum, University of Virginia in 1993. This site was an early demonstartion of the use of the web for publishing exhibition catalogs.
[posted: Mar 03, 2004]
 Africa: The Art of a Continent
This web site is a companion to an exhibition held at the Guggenheim Museum in 1996. "While the primary emphasis in the selection has been aesthetic, the installation presents the works of art in a geographical and historical context and offers descriptions of their cultural uses and symbolic meanings insofar as these are known to scholars."
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Lawrence Gussman Collection
"These 75 highlights from the Gussman collection probably date from the late 19th to early 20th century and come from more than 30 different African cultures that span the present-day nations of Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Zambia." An exhibit at the Smithsonian's Museum of African Art.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
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