< Pendant Mask: Iyoba
Nigeria; Edo, Court of Benin
Ivory, iron, copper (?); H. 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm)
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1972 (1978.412.323)
Africa: The Art of A Continent
Online exhibition produced in conjunction with the exhibition held at the Guggenheim Museum in 1996.
Includes a clickable map and information divided into large geographical areas.
Africa: Arts and
Group of African arts related websites compiled by the African Studies Dept. at the University of Pennsylvania.
Contains digitized visual images of Africa contributed over the years to the African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Contains over 3000 slides and 500 photographs.
Africa: South of the Sahara
This guide to Africana on the Internet, developed by Karen Fung for the Electronic Technology Group of the African Studies Association, provides an excellent gateway to Africana information. The site is searchable by topic, country, or keyword.
African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning
An electronic exhibition catalog produced by the Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia.
Art and Archaeology of Africa
An excellent collection of links created and maintained by Columbia University.
Art and Life in Africa (University of
Created at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History.
Art and Oracle: African Art and Rituals of Divination
Online exhibition produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art which features essays, objects and maps and concerning ritual and divination in Africa.
Project Sources and Studies in African Visual Culture, edited by Suzanne Preston Blier provides an imagebase, ethnographic database, GIS, and other links to African culture and art.
Searchable archive of photographs taken on the boundary between European and African and Asian cultures between 1850 and 1950 by the Basel Mission and several other institutions.
Cultural diversity of international/3rd world cinema.
The AMNH's website covering the Congo Expedition (1909-1915)
African Studies Journal
The University of Michigan has just launched (as of 2005) this new online journal of African studies promoting scholarly communication. Published twice a year, this peer-reviewed journal is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and work among Africa-based scholars and scholars outside the continent of Africa.
Links to online maps of Africa maintained by Columbia University.
An online exploration created in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name held at the MMA from Sept. 11, 1997-March 1, 1998. Approximately fifty wood sculptures are displayed, including masks, containers, freestanding figures, and architectural posts that are attributed to individual Yoruba master sculptors from Nigeria.
A multimedia project organized under the aegis of Leonardo/OLATS, concerned about creating a network of exchanges of views between intellectuals and artists from Africa and the other continents. OLATS/Leonardo invites artists, scientists, art historians, anthropologists and ethnologists to introduce their researches and to talk about their experiences of the African world.
Websites for Africanists
Provides a gateway to Africa-related resources such as online journals and newspapers, Africana collections in the U.S. and abroad, international organizations, geographic and political information on African nations, and a wide variety of other sources.
With African Art Collections
Click here to go to Ethnography Museums page
Musée royal de l'Afrique Centrale (Africa Tervuren)