Over the years the Museum has amassed a collection of works from around the world. This includes works from Native American sources, pre-Columbian and south American objects, as well as material from Africa, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Korea and Tibet.
There is a permanent exhibition space at the Museum dedicated to the African Collection. The exhibition, titled Africa in a New Light, includes art from twelve of Africa’s fifty-four nations and represents eighteen of the many hundreds of Africa’s cultural groups. Viewers can appreciate the beauty of the pieces and learn the meanings and roles of the figures, masks, jewelry, and musical instruments in everyday African life. There are power figures intended for protection, masks worn as part of full body costumes, harps and drums that – like the masks – participate in masquerades, and ceremonial blades and jewelry that reveal a person’s status as well as enhancing his or her appearance.
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