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Neuberger Museum of Art Presents African Art and Culture Selections From the Collection

The Neuberger Museum of Art presents African Art and Culture: Selections From the Collection on view now.

The African Collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art provides an introduction to the richness and complexity of the artistic traditions of Africa. Focusing on central Africa, the collection spans a broad geographic range from Mali to Mozambique, offering artistic insight into over thirty cultures.

Of the major works on display, many come from the collection of the late Lawrence Gussman, a notable collector and resident of Scarsdale, New York. Among them are a very rare harp, indeed the only anthropomorphic harp of the Tsogo peoples of Gabon known to be in an American museum, and two forceful Fang reliquary guardian figures.

Image: FEMALE MASK Ngady Mwaash Kuba Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo 19th–20th century Wood, cloth, pigment, beads, cowrie shells 10 1/2 x 7 x 8 1/2 inches Collection Neuberger Museum of Art Purchase College, State University of New York Gift of Lawrence Gussman in memory of Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Neuberger African Art Website: http://www.neuberger.org/africanArt.php

Neuberger Museum of Art
Purchase College
State University of New York
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577-1400
www.neuberger.org

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