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Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa

Expired: Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa

Cleveland Museum of Art
From Feb 22 2015 to May 31 2015

Through a stunning selection of objects in diverse styles and mediums, the exhibition introduces visitors to the poro and sandogo societies, the primary settings for the production and use of works of art in the Senufo-speaking region of northern Côte d’Ivoire. However, drawing on recent research in Mali and Burkina Faso, the exhibition also includes sculptures not usually attributed to Senufo-speaking artists or patrons, thus shattering the boundaries of the corpus typically identified as Senufo. Featuring nearly 160 loans from museums and private collections in Europe, Canada, and the United States, Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa examines the shifting meanings of the term Senufo since the late nineteenth century and investigates assumptions underlying the labeling of art as Senufo. Revealing the shortcomings of labels tied to limited cultural or ethnic groups, the exhibition encourages a closer look at individual objects and their particular histories. Organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art, Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa will subsequently also travel to the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Musée Fabre in Montpellier, France.

Auction: Mark Lissauer Collection

Expired: Auction: Mark Lissauer Collection

From May 23 2015 to May 31 2015 At Leonard Joel - Viewing Saturday 23 May 10am-5pm ; Sunday 24 May 10am-5pm ; Wednesday 27 May 9am-8pm ; Thursday 28 May 10am-4pm ; Friday 29 May 10am-4pm. Held Date: 31 May 2015 11:00. Location: South Yarra (Melbourne)

New installation for its collection of the traditional arts of the Americas

Expired: New installation for its collection of the traditional arts of the Americas

Princeton University Art Museum
From Feb 03 2015 to Jun 03 2015

On February 3, 2015, the Princeton University Art Museum unveiled a new installation for its collection of the traditional arts of the Americas. The dramatic new gallery showcases the range of artistic production from the ancient American past as well as Native American arts from more recent times. Geographically, the collection ranges from the Diaquita culture of Chile to the Inuit peoples of Alaska. The majority of the material in the new installation is Pre-Columbian, and within this collection the chronological and spatial ranges are marked by hallmark examples from major ancient American cultures, including a number of well-known masterpieces of Mesoamerican art, particularly from the Olmec and Maya peoples.

(Re)Discovering the “New World”: Maps & Sea Charts from the Age of Exploration

Expired: (Re)Discovering the “New World”: Maps & Sea Charts from the Age of Exploration

Bruce Museum
From Feb 07 2015 to Jun 03 2015

Featuring more than thirty Europeanmade maps and sea charts inspired by New World exploration and published between 1511 and 1757, a new exhibition at the Bruce Museum presents a fascinating study in geographic and human progress, as well as a rare feast for the eyes. The works are drawn from the collection of Jack A. Somer, who observes that “these ancient maps represent Renaissance-period attempts by European ateliers to edify their clientele by revealing our ‘new’ hemisphere and its approaches, as discoveries and claims came ashore from those daring enough to pack their sea bags and head for the unknown.” Works of art as well as documents of unknown worlds, these maps were produced through woodcut or metal-plate engraving, and most are individualized with hand-applied color.

Signs and Colors of Africa

Expired: Signs and Colors of Africa

From May 13 2015 to Jun 13 2015

Rome—Arte Africana Dandrieu- Giovagnoni’s new exhibition, Tra segni e colori d’Africa (Signs and Colors of Africa), focuses on the language of symbolism embodied in the carved elements and pigments that adorn the surfaces of the traditional creations of African cultures. Whether incised or in relief, decorative geometric adornment and scarifi cation patterns take on additional expressive power through coloration. This may be black and white, as in the case of the Kifwebe masks of the Democratic Republic of Congo (to note just one example), or brightly colored. Either way, to those who behold them, they serve as indicators of the entity that is represented, be it a person, a spirit, or a mythical being. It will be on view in Rome until June 13.


Expired: 3 Fairs: BRUNEAF - BAAF - AAB

From Jun 10 2015 to Jun 14 2015

Du 10 au 14 juin, le quartier du Grand Sablon, à Bruxelles, vibrera au rythme des trois foires : BRUNEAF, qui fête sa 25e édition (art africain, océanien et indonésien) BAAF (Brussels Ancient Art Fair), 13e édition (archéologie : Egypte, Grèce, Rome, Proche-Orient, Europe) AAB (Asian Art in Brussels), 3e édition (art asiatique : Chine, Japon, Inde, Himalaya, Asie du Sud et du Sud-est). Trois salons spécialisés partageant une même exigence quant à la qualité et l’authenticité des pièces exposées. Une centaine d’antiquaires internationaux, parmi les plus importants dans leur spécialité, se retrouvent ainsi à Bruxelles qui devient la destination et le rendez-vous incontournable pour tous les passionnés d’art, les conservateurs de musées et les collectionneurs du monde entier.

BRUNEAF - 25 special

Expired: BRUNEAF - 25 special

From Jun 10 2015 to Jun 14 2015

Brussels—The twenty-fifth annual summer Brussels Non-European Art Fair (BRUNEAF) will be held this year from June 10 through 14. BRUNEAF is the doyen of extra-European art events in the Old World and has long been a not-to-be-missed event thanks both to its convivial atmosphere and to the quality of the artworks that can be discovered there. After a few relatively subdued years, the show promises to be back in full force this season thanks to the efforts of its new committee of directors, whose credo seems to be “ambition, work, and passion.” Now at its quarter-century anniversary, this event will include forty-seven participants, the complete list of which can be found on the fair’s website at

Collections Privées

Expired: Collections Privées

From Jun 10 2015 to Jun 14 2015

Galerie Dartevelle invites you to discover a thematic exhibition from June 10 until June 14 : Private Collections (a tribute to passionate collectors). On view at their gallery, Impasse Saint-Jacques, 8, 1000 Brussels.

Uzuri wa Dunia: Belgian Treasures

Expired: Uzuri wa Dunia: Belgian Treasures

From Jun 10 2015 to Jun 14 2015

As has been the case in years past, various activities surrounding BRUNEAF have been planned. The most awaited of these will be a more or less autobiographical exhibition featuring a selection of the finest pieces sold by its participants at BRUNEAF in past years, which will be on view at the beautiful Ancienne Nonciature. Titled Uzuri wa Dunia: Belgian Treasures, this is intended to be an homage to and a gesture of appreciation toward the collectors who have made BRUNEAF the premier “summer festival” of tribal art over the last twenty-fi ve years. In addition to this exhibition, two lectures have been announced, though their time and place are pending. The first, on Tshokwe art, will be presented by Julien Volper of the Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology Department at the Musée Royal d’Afrique in Tervuren. The second, titled “L’Art Africain d’Hier à Aujourd’hui” (African Art from Yesterday to Today) will be given by Marc Leo Félix and Roger Pierre Turine. Its title and subject are in perfect harmony—probably not by accident— with the mission of this year’s guest of honor, the Sindika Dokolo Foundation, headquartered in Luanda (Angola) in the heart of Central Africa.

Régine and Guy Dulon collection

Expired: Régine and Guy Dulon collection

From Jun 17 2015 to Jun 19 2015

At Drouot on June 19, auctioneers Binoche et Giquello will offer some 100 works from the collection of Régine and Guy Dulon, an important art collecting couple with a particular affinity for non- European cultures, which they transmitted to their son, the renowned Parisian dealer Bernard Dulon. Selected by expert Jacques Blazy, these works cover a vast chronological period, from the fi rst through the sixteenth centuries, and illustrate the extraordinary wealth of the iconography of the statuary that developed in Meso-America during that period. Highlights of the sale include a refi ned Aztec statuette of Chalchiuhtlicue, the goddess of water, and a grey andesite Hacha sculpted into the shape of a helmeted warrior’s head. Both of these important works have been sought out repeatedly for display in major exhibitions of international scope.The works in the sale will be available for preview on Wednesday and Thursday, June 17 and 18, in rooms 1 and 7 at Drouot-Richelieu.