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Roslyn Walker, Dallas Museum of Art, examined the stunning work of Yoruba
carver Olowe of Ise (c. 1875-193) and his contemporaries.
Audio Lecture: Tradition and Innovation—Artist Olowe of Ise
Curator Kathleen Bickford Berzock traces the history of African Art at the museum from the 1920s to the present,
introducing the new installation opening spring 2011.
Audio Lecture: Changing Face, Changing Place—A History of African Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
Composed of elegant, flowing geometric shapes, this pair of sculptures combines animal forms to suggest human qualities. The elaborate mane and tall horns capture the antelope's graceful strength and...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Headdress (Ci Wara Kunw)</em>
This beaded crown is the most important symbol of royal power and authority for a Yoruba king. The crown's beaded veil serves to protect people from the king's gaze and hide his face. The king could...
Activity: Yoruba Crown (Ade)
Learn the importance of Kente cloth in the Asante tradition, and make a woven construction of your own. Includes discussion questions and an art-making activity. Introduction: Rulers in the...
Family Activity: Wrapped in Cloth
Barbara Plankensteiner, Museum of Ethnology, Vienna, reviews the highlights of the Art Institute's installation of Benin Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria.
Audio Lecture: The History and Transformation of a Benin Exhibition
Scholar Kathy Curnow, Cleveland State University, reviews Courtyard Intrigues: Jostling for Chiefly Power in the Art and Life of the Benin Kingdom in support of the special exhibition.
Audio Lecture: Courtyard Intrigues—Jostling for Chiefly Power in the Art and Life of the Benin Kingdom
Adepeju Layiwola, professor at University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, expands on her entry in the landmark exhibition catalogue Benin Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria. In her lecture...
Audio Lecture: Edo Art and the Reconstruction of Memory
Artist Rhonda Wheatley looks at the inspiration taken from paintings and sculpture by Cy Twombly, whose recent works will inaugurate the Modern Wing in May 2009.
Audio Lecture: Rhonda Wheatley Connects with Cy Twombly
This Art Institute manual introduces teachers to the African gold trade, a selection of gold-producing cultures, and types of objects made out of the precious metal as it tells the history of the...
Teacher Manual: Gold of Africa

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