Upcoming Exhibitions

From Africa: Selected Works from the AMAM's Collection
John N. Stern Gallery
September 4 – December 23, 2007

This exhibition includes traditional African art and works by African-American artists—some of whom have adapted the styles and motifs of African art to their own working methods while others have drawn inspiration from African culture—in a wide range of media from the Allen’s permanent collection. The African works, primarily from West and Central Africa, date from the 15th to the mid-20th century.

Organized by Stephanie Wiles, AMAM Director

Ivory Coast or Liberia, West Africa (Wee)
Mask, 19th - 20th century
Wood, brass, beads, braided human hair, traces of paint
R. T. Miller, Jr. Fund, 1955.43

Alison Saar (American, b. 1956)
Lave Tête, 2001
Carved wood, copper, copper enameled pots
Oberlin Friends of Art Fund and Gift of Betty L. Beer Franklin (OC 1965), 2001.28.A-Y