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The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art (Walker, 2009)

The arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art

This beautifully illustrated book, written by Dr. Roslyn Adele Walker, showcasing 110 objects from the Dallas Museum of Art’s African collection is available for free as a pdf here (22,6 MB).

The Dallas Museum of Art will present a rich and comprehensive look at African visual culture through The Arts of Africa, the first catalogue dedicated to exploring the Museum’s collection of nearly two thousand objects—acclaimed as one of the top five of its kind in the United States. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the collection, which began with a gift of 224 Congolese objects from DMA benefactors Eugene and Margaret McDermott, the catalogue draws from both historical sources and contemporary research to examine over one hundred figures, masks, and other works of art representing fifty-two cultures, from Morocco to South Africa. Both visually and intellectually compelling, The Arts of Africa celebrates the striking beauty and stylistic diversity of African art, as well as its social and historic significance.

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