African Master Carvers: Known and Famous

Presented by The Cleveland Museum of Art

Venue: The Cleveland Museum of Art

City: Cleveland

African Master Carvers: Known and Famous
Sunday, March 26, 2017 through Sunday, July 16, 2017
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery | Gallery 010

African Master Carvers: Known and Famous addresses the false assumption that all African artists who created tradition-based art were anonymous, even though few historical artists south of the Sahara are known by name, and biographical data about their training and life is scarce. Through fifteen stellar examples from different cultural regions in West, Central, and Southern Africa, the exhibition explores the lives and works of a select group of master carvers who enjoyed recognition and sometimes even fame during their lifetime. Also included are the artists' biographies and, when available, their portrait photographs.

  • March 26, 2017 – July 16, 2017
  • Thu May 25 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri May 26 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat May 27 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun May 28 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue May 30 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed May 31 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Jun 01 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri Jun 02 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Jun 03 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Jun 04 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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