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Gifts to the National Collection of African Art

September 16, 1997 – January 4, 1998

Museum: African Art Museum

Location: Point of View Gallery, Sublevel 1

This 10th-anniversary exhibition features newly acquired classical African art from the 19th and 20th centuries, honoring the collection-building legacy of Sylvia H. Williams, who was the museum's director from 1983-1996. Objects include 19 recent gifts, a set of 12 gold weights, and 3 promised gifts, given to the museum between 1995 and 1997.