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Eye on Bamako

Author:
Bajorek, Jennifer  Search this
Haney, Erin  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2010
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_97692

Al Najoom Dance Troupe at NMAfA, July 14, 2011

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-07-21T19:37:37Z
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianAfricanAr
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_YPP2prJOgxA

Emeka Ogboh’s Market Symphony at National Museum of African Art

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2016-02-02T20:04:17Z
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_j7yS6OTYROM

Emeka Ogboh’s Market Symphony at National Museum of African Art

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2016-02-02T17:45:06Z
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_-tmMT36zQvM

Arthouse Contemporary

Author:
Chellaram, Kavita  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Chellaram, Kavita  Search this
Arthouse Contemporary Limited  Search this
Type:
Articles
Interviews
Place:
Nigeria
Lagos
Date:
2016
Topic:
African art market  Search this
Call number:
N8602 .A83
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1067848

Making a case for Nigerian art

Author:
Chellaram, Kavita  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Chellaram, Kavita  Search this
Arthouse Contemporary Limited  Search this
Type:
Articles
Interviews
Place:
Nigeria
Lagos
Date:
2013
Topic:
Auction houses  Search this
African art market  Search this
Call number:
N7399.N5 O44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1068573

Maiden Lagos auction in retrospect

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Arthouse Contemporary Limited  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Lagos
Date:
2008
Topic:
African art auctions  Search this
Art market  Search this
Call number:
NX1 .P85
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_966940

Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
6567 slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
Container:
Item EEPA.2005-002
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Nigerians  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Fulani  Search this
Nuba  Search this
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Turkana  Search this
Pokot  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Documents
Color slides
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Lagos (Nigeria)
Date:
1961-circa 2005
Summary:
The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.
Scope and Contents note:
This 6,567 slide collection documents Houlberg's studies in Southwestern Nigeria spanning from 1961 to circa 2005. The collection primarily includes photos of people, including the Ogboni, Pokot, Yoruba, Turkana and Igbo, shrines, festivals and rituals, art objects, and artists. A particular strength of the collection are photos of Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg mostly photographed in Ilishan, Ikenne, Ilara, Shagamu, Lagos, Ijebu-Ode, and Egbe.

Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art, wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Several Yoruba art forms, including photography, scarification tattoos, and textiles (both cloth and dress), are represented in the collection. Additionally, there are numerous slides of Yoruba hairstyles, many of which she published in her article, Social Hair: Tradition and Change in Yoruba Hairstyles in Southwestern Nigeria.

Yoruba ritual specialists, such as Ife-olu Solaru, Olufunke, and Yesufu Ejigboye, appear frequently throughout the collection. Houlberg documented her many stays with these individuals over the years.

There is also one binder of manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles.
Arrangement note:
The collection is organized into 29 series according to subject. The series descriptions correspond with particular subjects used in Houlberg's teaching and lectures. All slides were kept in the order in which they were donated.

Series 1: African Hairstyles, circa 1973-1994 (Binder 1; 212 slides)

Series 2: Egungun Festival, 1961-circa 1988 (Binder 1; 362 slides)

Series 3: Gelede, circa 1969-circa 1989 (Binder 2; 301 slides)

Series 4: Ibeji Twins, circa 1969-circa 1990 (Binders 2-3; 854 slides)

Series 5: Ogboni Art Objects and Shrines, circa 1969-circa 1982 (Binder 4; 92 slides)

Series 6: Art Objects Depicting Ogun, circa 1969-circa 1983 (Binder 4; 56 slides)

Series 7: Olojufoforo Art and Festivities, circa 1968-circa 1975 (Binder 4; 21 slides)

Series 8: Yoruba People, Architecture, and Art, circa 1969-circa 1985 (Binder 4; 260 slides)

Series 9: Carving, Art Objects and Artists, and Scenes of Daily Life, circa 1973-circa 1988 (Binder 4; 201 slides)

Series 10: Yoruba Art, circa 1971-circa 1983 (Binder 5; 49 slides)

Series 11: Yoruba Textiles, circa 1973-circa 1983 (Binder 5; 84 slides)

Series 12: Yoruba, Miscellaneous, circa 1967-circa 1989 (Binder 5; 251 slides)

Series 13: African Art, Textiles People, and Dwellings, circa 1963-circa 1983 (Binder 6; 58 slides)

Series 14: Ibo Mbari and Igbo Peoples and Artwork, circa 1967-circa 1985 (Binder 6; 212 slides)

Series 15: Art and Ceremonies, circa 1967-circa 1991 (Binder 6; 493 slides)

Series 16: Body Arts, Nuba People (Sudan) and Fulani and Bororo People (Niger), circa 1973-circa 1979 (Binder 7; 64 slides)

Series 17: People, Scenic Views and Animals of Kenya, Sudan, Angola, and Ghana, circa 1972-circa 1985 (Binder 7; 168 slides)

Series 18: Peoples and Arts of Ghana, Mali, and the Ivory Coast, circa 1966-circa 1992 (Binder 7; 406 slides)

Series 19: Published Maps and Photos, circa 1968-circa 1985 (Binder 8; 70 slides)

Series 20: Nigerian Masks and Art Objects, circa 1967-circa 1978 (Binder 8; 396 slides)

Series 21: Yoruba Festivals, People, and Art in Nigeria, circa 1967-circa 1988 (Binders 8-9; 128 slides)

Series 22: Yoruba Photography and Textiles, circa 1975-circa 1983 (Binder 9; 54 slides)

Series 23: Ife-Olu, Ilishan, circa 1980-circa 1988 (Binder 9; 87 slides)

Series 24: Yoruba Festivals, People, Hairstyles, Ibeji Objects, Eshu Figures, and Oya and Orishala Priests, Priestesses, and Shrines, circa 1966-circa 1988 (Binder 9; 168 slides)

Series 25: Shango, circa 1970-circa 1983 (Binder 10, 162 slides)

Series 26: Ara Festival, 1975 (Binder 10; 174 slides)

Series 27: Ceremonies and Festivals, Portraits, Art and Ceremonial Objects, Domestic and Market Scenes, circa 1969-circa 2005 (Binders 10-11; 759 slides)

Series 28: Yoruba Art Objects, and Domestic, Work, and Festival Scenes, circa 1971-circa 1983 (Binder 11; 104 slides)

Series 29: Manuscript and Printed Materials, 1973-circa 2005 (Binder 12)
Biographical/Historical note:
Artist, anthropologist, and art historian Dr. Marilyn Hammersley Houlberg was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1939. Houlberg received an Associate of Arts degree from Wright Junior College (1959) and a BFA from the University of Chicago (1963). After graduating, she traveled to North Africa and explored Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. In 1964, Houlberg researched Haitian art, religion, and indigenous photography in Haiti and in 1965 was awarded a scholarship for graduate study from the University of Chicago. There she completed her MAT in Art History in 1967. Following graduation, Houlberg worked at the Nigerian Museum in Lagos, where she documented Yoruba sculpture, masquerades, religion, body art, and indigenous photography.

She began her teaching career at the University of Chicago as a lecturer on African art and African civilization, working there from 1971 to 1973. At the University of London, Houlberg earned a Masters in Anthropology, producing the thesis Yoruba Twin Sculpture and Ritual (1973). She also extensively photographed her travels abroad in Yorubaland. Between 1974 and 1990, Houlberg taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, Kalamazoo College, and Northwestern University. From 1974 to 2008 she continued teaching at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, lecturing on Yoruba art and ritual in West Africa and the New World, and the art and ritual of Vodou in Haiti.

Houlberg has lectured worldwide at numerous museums and symposiums since 1972, including in Lagos, Nigeria; Jacmel, Haiti; Toronto, Canada; Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; and Cologne, Germany. Her essays have been published in several issues of African Arts. Some of Houlberg's significant publications include Arts of the Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou, in Sacred Waters: Arts for Mami Wata and Other Divinities in Africa and the Diaspora (2008) and Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou: Lasiren, Queen of Mermaids, in Mami-Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and the African-Atlantic World (2008). The exhibition Mami-Wata at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (2009) featured her photographs.
Provenance:
Marilyn Houlberg, 733 West 18th St., Chicago, IL 60616, Donation, 20050320, 2005-0002
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:
Shrines  Search this
Masks  Search this
Domestic scenes  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Ethnology -- Nigeria  Search this
Gelede (Yoruba rite)  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Artists  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Ere ibeji  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Photographic prints
Photographs
Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002
See more items in:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2005-002

The deferred discovery of Kuyu art / by Anne-Marie Bénézech

Author:
Bénézech, Anne-Marie  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
2017
Topic:
Kebe-kebe  Search this
Kuyu style  Search this
Art, Kuyu--Appreciation  Search this
Collecting African art  Search this
African art market  Search this
Sculpture, Kuyu  Search this
Sculpture, Mbosi  Search this
Call number:
N5310.7 .W927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1080884

The missionary as collector and dealer : Dr. George W. Harley in Liberia, 1925-1960 / Christopher B. Steiner

Author:
Steiner, Christopher Burghard  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Harley, George W (George Way) 1894-1966  Search this
Schwab, George 1876-1955  Search this
Rabut, Paul 1914-1983 Art collections  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Liberia
United States
Date:
2018
Topic:
Collecting African art  Search this
African art market  Search this
Copies (Derivative objects)  Search this
Sculpture, Liberian  Search this
Call number:
N7380 .C758
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093750

De 1900 à 1914 : fin de la "conquête pacifique" = From 1900 to 1914 : end of the "peaceful conquest" / Bertrand Goy

Title:
From 1900 to 1914 : end of the "peaceful conquest"
Author:
Goy, Bertrand  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Thomann, Georges 1872-  Search this
Delafosse, Maurice 1870-1926  Search this
Prouteaux, Maurice -1924  Search this
Frobenius, Leo 1873-1938  Search this
Chevalier, Auguste 1873-1956  Search this
Richaud, Léon  Search this
Filloux, Jean-Baptiste  Search this
Labouret, Henri  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
2012
Topic:
Sculpture, Lobi  Search this
Sculpture, Senufo  Search this
Art, Ivoirian--Collectors and collecting  Search this
African art market  Search this
Colonization  Search this
Sculpture, Bété  Search this
Call number:
N7399.I8 G69 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1027223

Expressions-- '88 : exhibition of paintings, sculptures and drawings / by Olu Ajayi [et al.]

Author:
Ajayi, Olu 1963-  Search this
Subject:
Ajayi, Olu 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
[14] p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1988
1988?]
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Artists, Black--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N7399.N5 E965 1988
N7399.N5E965 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381672

À propos de l'art primitif Afrique

Author:
L'Estang, Philippe de  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Physical description:
p. 36-39, 91, 93 : col. ill
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
Topic:
Sculpture, African  Search this
Art, African--Prices  Search this
African art market  Search this
Call number:
VF-- African Art--General
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_751868

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

Author:
Goy, Bertrand http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2005078698 http://viaf.org/viaf/19959413/  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lem, F. H http://viaf.org/viaf/55913516/  Search this
Chadourne, Paul http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2017128453 http://viaf.org/viaf/29566767/  Search this
Rubinstein, Helena 1870-1965 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr94005023 http://dbpedia.org/resource/Helena_Rubinstein  Search this
Marcoussis, Louis 1878-1941 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85194939 http://viaf.org/viaf/19692570/  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

Surface tensions empire, Parisian Modernism, and "authenticity" in African sculpture, 1917-1939 John Warne Monroe

Author:
Monroe, John Warne 1973- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2007086412 http://viaf.org/viaf/340725/  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
France
Paris
Authenticity
Date:
2012
20th century
Topic:
Art, African--Appreciation  Search this
Modernism (Art)--African influences  Search this
Sculpture, African--Surface alterations  Search this
African art  Search this
Connoisseurship  Search this
African art market  Search this
Call number:
AP!.51 H6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117638

Le caractère marchand du fétiche et son secret l'art de profiler les objects chez les antiquaires ouest-africains Julien Bondaz

Author:
Bondaz, Julien http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2013054139 http://viaf.org/viaf/169987920/  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa, French-speaking West
Africa
Date:
2019
Topic:
African art dealers  Search this
African art market  Search this
Fetishes (Ceremonial objects)--Marketing  Search this
Call number:
GN1 .G7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117687

Arts of Africa / Kathryn Wysocki Gunsch

Author:
Gunsch, Kathryn Wysocki  Search this
Publisher:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Physical description:
144 pages : color illustrations; 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston
Date:
2019
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115536

Baby Goes to Market

Author:
Stokes, Deborah  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2018
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_150927

La Maison Brummer entre curiosités, antiquités et avant-gardes (1906-1914) / Yaëlle Biro

Author:
Biro, Yaëlle  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Brummer, Joseph  Search this
Einstein, Carl 1885-1940 Negerplastik  Search this
Vignier, Charles 1863-1934 Art collections  Search this
Markov, Vladimir 1877-1914 Iskusstvo  Search this
Maison Brummer (Paris, France)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
France
Paris
Date:
2018
Topic:
African art dealers  Search this
African art market  Search this
Art, African--Prices  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Photography of African sculpture  Search this
Call number:
N7380 .B57 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115464

Paris - New York : axe d'échange d'oeuvres et d'idées (1914-1924) / Yaëlle Biro

Author:
Biro, Yaëlle  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Guillaume, Paul 1891-1934  Search this
Zayas, Marius de  Search this
Sheeler, Charles 1883-1964  Search this
Coady, Robert 1876-1921  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946  Search this
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2018
Topic:
African art dealers  Search this
African art market  Search this
Collecting African Art  Search this
Photography of African sculpture  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Call number:
N7380 .B57 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115465

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