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CATEGORY: World Cultures

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Online Exhibition

A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960s

View works by 11 Nigerian artists of the Oshogbo Movement, center of a major artistic renaissance.

A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Collection of Lawrence Gussman A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Collection of Lawrence Gussman

View an exhibition from the Lawrence Gussman collection including 75 objects representing 30 African cultures.

African Cosmos: Stellar Arts African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

See some 90 African art objects that were inspired by astronomical observations and phenomena, including rainbows and eclipses. 

African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain

See an exhibition that explores the influence African chairs and stools had on the work of French artist Pierre Legrain (1889-1929), who is credited as one of the founders of the Art Deco style.

African Gold from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston African Gold from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

See approximately 135 works of art that represent the rich diversity of Akan gold work and royal regalia from Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa.

African Mosaic: Building a Collection African Mosaic: Building a Collection

The diversity and outstanding quality of Africa's arts are reflected in some 112 objects collected by the museum during the past 10 years.

African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection

View 88 pieces representing 20 African countries and 75 peoples that covers 5 centuries of African art, and includes most major styles.

African Voices African Voices

This exhibition examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of Africa's peoples and cultures.

Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks

150 Yup'ik Eskimo objects from the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal southwestern Alaska are on view.

Amazonia Amazonia

Animals and plants of the New World are included in this rain forest habitat featuring a re-created microcosm of the world's largest rain forest and the Amazon River.

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music

Experience the true flavor, or "sabor," of Latin music in the United States and the influence Latin music genres have had on American popular music.

An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries, Part 2 An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries, Part 2
Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World

View more than 200 decorative works that depict the culture and arts of the Tuareg people of Mali, Niger, and Algeria from the 219th century to the present.

Artful Animals Artful Animals

Explore how African artists create striking works of art, using images from an array of domestic and untamed animals, in this exhibition dedicated to young audiences.

Arts of the Islamic World Arts of the Islamic World

The works on view here represent the three principal media for artistic expression in the Islamic world: architecture, the arts of the book, and the arts of the object.


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