Selected African Studies Internet Sites
The African Studies Committee
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
United States 27858
Art and Photographs:
- "Africa: The Art of a Continent"
Three impressive exhibitions of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are shown on-line. Photography, film, and Africa in New York are the themes. Several very clever clickable maps are provided.
- Africa: Arts and Architecture
This is a fine annotated hyperlinked collection of some 30 sites, University of Pennsylvania
- "African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning"
This on-line exhibition of West African art is sponsored by the Bayly Art Museum of the University of Virginia.
- African Art Collection (temporarily down, 6 March 2004)
A component of the Museum Without Walls web site, the James W. Lankton Collection of African Art is a group of 240 pieces including a sizable holding of art from the Kuba kingdom that Lankton acquired from the Kuba Royal Family.
The second online collection is comprised of pieces from western and southern Africa. These functional and ceremonial works
include rare examples of figures and masks, as well as headdresses, weapons, and musical instruments. The exhibitions are sponsored by
the School of Art, East Carolina University.
- African Art Links
John C. McCall's web page contains a menu of links to African art with emphasis on Nigeria and Igbo art.
Scroll down McCall's page to find the list of African art hyperlinks.
- "Art and Africa Online"
A private on-line art gallery, Tamarin exhibits Francophone painters in English and French. Exhibitions change about every four months. Francophone Internet sites are also listed.
- "Art and Life in Africa,"
This site is an on-line version of the CD-ROM project of the same name. The project is being created from the Stanley Collection at the University of Iowa. The purpose of the project is to recontextualize
African art in all aspects of life in Africa. Country and people resource sections are also included.
- Art of Africa
Columbia University's hyperlinks list is one of the largest lists of African art on the Internet.
- "Creative Impulses/Modern Expressions: Four African Artists
Four artists are exhibited here: Skunder Boghossian (2 pieces), Rashid Diab (1 piece), who also has a separate exhibition called
"The Art of Rashid Diab" (3 pieces), Mohammed Omer Khalil (2 pieces), and Amir Nour (2 pieces).
- Images of Colonial Africa
Some thirty black and white early twentieth-century photographs taken by missionary Laura Collins are exhibited here. The photos provide a woman's
view of African life and work in Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, and the Belgian Congo. The photos, accompanied by text, are part of the Billy Graham Center Archives.
- The Multimedia Archive
This University of Pennsylvania site hosts a hyperlinked list of web sites containing traditional and contemporary images of Africa.
- "Spirit Eyes, Human Hands"
This is an exhibition of holdings of African art in the Samuel P. Harn Museum at the University of Florida. The one work exhibited on-line is "Herbalist's Staff from Nigeria."
- WoYaa! Africa Search Engine for the Arts
WoYaa! is a search engine that places the arts and other topics in an African context.
- "Yoruba and Akan Art in Wood and Metal: The Doorway,"
"The Doorway" is the entrance to a three-part celebration of Yoruba and Akan art. The exhibition is taken from the permanent collection of the Lakeview Museum, Indiana University.
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First Online Edition: 15 March 1997
Last Revised: 6 March 2004