African Art Gallery

For the first time in its history the museum has a space dedicated to African art. The objects in this gallery, representing a variety of cultures from countries in West, Central, and East Africa, include articles for ceremonial and ritual practice, such as masks, textiles, and headdresses, as well as utilitarian objects ranging from razors, combs, and food containers to headrests, chairs, and currencies. The gallery additionally displays works by contemporary artists that converse with the more traditional-oriented objects visitors will encounter.