African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection

February 15, 2007 – March 31, 2009

Tsogo peoples, Ogowe River region, Gabon Late 19th to early 20th century Wood, pigment 32 x 21.3 x 8.5 cm (12 5/8 x 8 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.) 2005-6-101, gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (cat. no. 25)

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

North Gallery, Sublevel 1

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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.