Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings

March 10, 1998 – September 7, 1998

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 2 Floor Plan

On view are 35 major works by Olowe of Ise (c. 1873-1938), who was commissioned to make sculpture for several Ekiti-Yoruba kings. Objects include a palace door and bowl with figures, shrine figures, veranda pillars, toys, containers, and a mask.


Activity room for children (visual puzzles, an audio recording, drawing projects, and a tactile activity)