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February 15, 2007 – March 31, 2009
African Art Museum
950 Independence Ave., SW
Location: North Gallery, Sublevel 1
On view are 88 pieces from this comprehensive 525-piece collection of African art representing 20 African countries and 75 peoples and covers 5 centuries of African art, including most major styles ranging from a highly abstract Cameroon mask to a naturalistic carved wooden male figure from Madagascar. Many of the works inspired such 20th-century artists as Picasso and Juan Gris.