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The 1960s / Jay T. Last

Title:
Nineteen-sixties
Author:
Last, Jay T  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Segy, Ladislas  Search this
Franklin, Harry A  Search this
Furman, Aaron  Search this
Carlebach, Julius 1909-1964  Search this
Robbins, Warren M  Search this
Simpson, Merton D (Merton Daniel)) 1928-2013  Search this
Biebuyck, Daniel P. 1925-2019  Search this
Klejman, John J  Search this
Brandt, A (Alan)  Search this
Museum of Primitive Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2015
Topic:
African art dealers  Search this
Collecting African art  Search this
Sculpture, Lega  Search this
Call number:
N7391.65 .L37 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1057644

Maxwell and Betty Stanley study photographs

Creator:
Betty Stanley, Mrs  Search this
Stanley, C. Maxwell, 1904-1984 (collector and philanthropist)  Search this
Editor:
Roy, Christopher D.  Search this
Extent:
120 Slides (photographs) (1 volume , color)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Idoma (African people)  Search this
Ibibio (African people)  Search this
Lega (African people)  Search this
Kongo (Kingdom)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Dan (African people)  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Senufo (African people)  Search this
Baga (African people)  Search this
Bobo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Color slides
Place:
Benin (Kingdom)
Nigeria
Guinea
Gabon
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Côte d'Ivoire
Mozambique
Djenné (Mali)
Mali
Liberia
Date:
1985
Summary:
Photographs of art objects collected by Maxwell C., 1904-1984, and Betty Stanley. The Stanley's had begun to collect African art objects during a business trip to West Africa in the 1960s, and they gradually acquired nearly 600 pieces. The objects are found today in the University of Iowa Museum. Events documented include official government ceremonies with staged indigenous dances; rituals in villages such as young members of the female sande society returning from the initiation camp; and visits by foreign heads of state such as Queen Elizabeth II and Josip Broz Tito of Yoguslavia. Art works include figures, masks, musical instruments, sculptures and staffs.
Biographical/Historical note:
Christopher D. Roy, Curator of African, Oceanic, and New-World cultures, The University of Iowa Museum of Art; Associate Professor of Art History, The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, 1991.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
For study purposes only. Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1987-002
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1987-002

High-back stool

Maker:
Luguru artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 80 x 38.1 x 37.5 cm (31 1/2 x 15 x 14 3/4 in.)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Geography:
Morogoro Region, Tanzania
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
Status  Search this
Male use  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert and Nancy Nooter
Object number:
89-10-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Pavilion: A New Look
On View:
NMAfA, Pavilion Gallery
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7d274bc43-3f01-44d0-9334-0ae1b3fd6d5e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_89-10-1

William Brill photographs

Collector:
Brill, William, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
479 Photographic prints (object copy prints; black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
17 photocopies
Note:
Located offsite at Iron Mountain (box 97464370).
Culture:
Loma (African people)  Search this
Makonde (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Punu (African people)  Search this
Asante (African people)  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Luba (African people)  Search this
Senufo (African people)  Search this
Baule (African people)  Search this
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Bassa (Liberian and Sierra Leone people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photocopies
Place:
Mali
Africa
Cameroon
Nigeria
Date:
circa 1983
Summary:
This collection is comprised of photographs collected by William W. Brill to document his personal collection of African art objects, which primarily contains masks, sculpted figures, and tools.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of photographs collected by William W. Brill to document his personal collection of African art objects, which primarily contains masks, sculpted figures, and tools. Masks documented are from the following peoples: Hemba, Lulua, Makonde, and Bbagani. Sculptural figures shown were created by the following groups: Bassa, Dogon, Kulango, Kuyu, Loma, Luba, Lunda, Punu, and Tabwa. Other objecs shown include an Asante comb, Asante royal staff, Baule animal head, Bete heddle pulley, Chokwe comb, Ijo staff, Kuba headrest, Lele staff, Ndengese axe handle, Senufo ceremonial container, Senufo wine strainer, Yela staff, Yoruba house post, Zulu comb, and Zulu hunter's staff. There are also images of musical instruments including bells, flutes, and rhythm pounders from Cameroon, Mali, Nigeria, and Zaire. Photographers represented include Tony Fitsch, Al Mozell and Bernard Pierre Wolff.
Biographical / Historical:
William W. Brill (1918-2003) received a B.A. from Yale University and was the president of the Mutual Real Estate Investment Trust in New York. He started collecting African art around 1960 and has donated several art objects to museums.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
For study purposes only. Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
Masks, African  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
William Brill Photographs, EEPA 1985-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-001
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-001

Herbert Baker photographs

Photographer:
Baker, Herbert  Search this
Extent:
184 photographic prints ((1 box), color)
223 slides (photographs) ((1 volume), color)
109 photographic prints (color, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
13 photographic prints (black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Container:
Volume 1
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Date:
1950-1965
Summary:
Photographs of art objects at various museums taken and assembled by Herbert Baker.
Scope and Contents:
Assembled by Baker as a collection for personal reference purposes, the photographs document African anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures, ceremonial containers, masks, and weapons. African masks documented are from the following peoples: Bamana, Dogon, Fang (Pahouin), Igbo, Lega, Senufo, and Yaka. Sculptures shown include an Asante akuaba (wooden child figure), a Mumuye figure, and Senufo figures. Other objects depicted include an Asante state sword, a Bamana chiwara (antelope headdress), a beaded gourd from the Cameroon Grassfields, and a Dogon door and stool.
Arrangement note:
Images indexed by negative number.
Biographical / Historical:
Art dealer Herbert Baker (1924-2001) studied art in Chicago and, after serving in the South Pacific during World War II, worked for Raymond Loewry Associates, Burton Browne Advertising, and Wetzel Brothers. In 1950 he founded Herbert Baker Advertising. That same year he began collecting African Art. A member of the Committee on Primitive Art at the Art Institute between 1960 and 1970, Baker is an authority on African and Oceanic art. His art holdings have been shown at Lake Forest College in Illinois, the Museum of African Art (now the National Museum of African Art), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art objects -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1978-001
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1978-001

USDA Graduate School - Collecting African Art Course, Spring 1979

Collection Creator::
National Museum of African Art. Office of Education and Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-006, National Museum of African Art. Office of Education and Public Programs, Program Files
See more items in:
Program Files
Program Files / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa10-006-refidd1e1268

USDA Graduate School - Collecting African Art, Spring 1982

Collection Creator::
National Museum of African Art. Office of Education and Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-006, National Museum of African Art. Office of Education and Public Programs, Program Files
See more items in:
Program Files
Program Files / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa10-006-refidd1e1280

USDA Graduate School - Collecting African Art, Spring 1981

Collection Creator::
National Museum of African Art. Office of Education and Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-006, National Museum of African Art. Office of Education and Public Programs, Program Files
See more items in:
Program Files
Program Files / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa10-006-refidd1e1292

USDA Graduate School - Collecting African Art Course, Spring 1980

Collection Creator::
National Museum of African Art. Office of Education and Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-006, National Museum of African Art. Office of Education and Public Programs, Program Files
See more items in:
Program Files
Program Files / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa10-006-refidd1e1316

USDA Graduate School - Collecting African Art, Spring 1984

Collection Creator::
National Museum of African Art. Office of Education and Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-006, National Museum of African Art. Office of Education and Public Programs, Program Files
See more items in:
Program Files
Program Files / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa10-006-refidd1e1328

Charles Ratton, Louis Carré and the landmark auctions of 1931 / by John Warne Monroe

Author:
Monroe, John Warne 1973-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Ratton, Charles  Search this
Carré, Louis  Search this
Éluard, Paul 1895-1952  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
France
Paris
Date:
2019
Topic:
African art auctions  Search this
African art dealers  Search this
African art market  Search this
Collecting African art  Search this
Call number:
N5310.7 .W927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113111

Collecting mania and violence : objects from colonial wars in the depot of the Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin = Sammelwut und Gewalt : Objekte aus kolonialen Kriegen im Depot des Ethnologischen Museums, Berlin / Paola Ivanov/Kristin Weber-Sinn

Title:
Objects from colonial wars in the depot of the Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin
Sammelwut und Gewalt : Objekte aus kolonialen Kriegen im Depot des Ethnologischen Museums, Berlin
Objekte aus kolonialen Kriegen im Depot des Ethnologischen Museums, Berlin
Author:
Ivanov, Paola  Search this
Weber-Sinn, Kristin  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Tanzania
Date:
2018
Topic:
Collecting African art  Search this
Art thefts  Search this
Swahili drums (Membranophones)  Search this
Maji Maji Uprising, 1905-1907  Search this
Germans  Search this
Colonization  Search this
Call number:
GN659.T3 H853 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1112869

La collection de Madame a few keys to understanding the exhibition at the Musée du quai Branly--Jacques Chirac by Hélène Joubert

Author:
Joubert, Hélène  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Musée du quai Branly--Jacques Chirac  Search this
Type:
Articles
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2019
Topic:
Art, African--Private collections  Search this
Collecting African Art  Search this
Call number:
N5310.7 .W927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117598

The worlds of F.-H. Lem by Bertrand Goy

Author:
Goy, Bertrand  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa, French-speaking West
France
Paris
Date:
2019
Topic:
Collecting African art  Search this
African art market  Search this
Call number:
N5310.7 .W927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117601

From theory and practice exhibiting African art in the twenty-first century Christa Clarke

Author:
Clarke, Christa  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
Topic:
Exhibiting African art  Search this
Collecting African art  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Art, African--Documentation  Search this
Call number:
N435 .A78 2003X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117606

The collector's perspective

Author:
Last, Jay T  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Last, Jay T Art collections  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
California
Date:
2001
Topic:
Art, Lega--Private collections  Search this
Collecting African art  Search this
Call number:
DT650.R43 C35 2001X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_754390

Plunder, the transcendental condition of modern art and community of fabri = Le pillage, la condition transcendantale de l'art moderne et les communautés de fabri / Ariella Azoulay

Title:
Pillage, la condition transcendantale de l'art moderne et les communautés de fabri
Author:
Azoulay, Ariella  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Balot, Maximilien 1890-1931  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Congo (Democratic Republic))
Date:
2017
Topic:
Pende Revolt, 1931  Search this
Art, Congolese (Democratic Republic)--Collectors and collecting--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Art thefts  Search this
Collecting African art  Search this
Colonization  Search this
Call number:
N7399.C63 C47 2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102135

Female figure

Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 18 x 3.8 x 4.8 cm (7 1/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 7/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Owo, Nigeria
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Divination  Search this
Status  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert and Nancy Nooter in memory of Sylvia H. Williams
Object number:
96-41-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7aaf88dae-3731-4578-8669-0c15ae1336ae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-41-1

Female figure with child

Maker:
Kongo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, cowrie shells, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 38.8 x 14.5 x 13.9 cm (15 1/4 x 5 11/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Mayombe region, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Fertility  Search this
mother and child  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Jeffrey and Candace Kuhn
Object number:
95-18-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys786955f2c-6002-4217-b407-14834a7db783
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_95-18-1

Female figure

Maker:
Zande artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass beads, metal, oil, plant fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 22.9 x 6.9 x 7.5cm (9 x 2 11/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. William Brill in memory of William Brill and Sylvia Williams
Object number:
2005-1-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7607084f6-e293-4e72-9771-de957c64caf8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-1-1

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