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Insights: National Museum of African Art

Drawing on its extensive collections, the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC. has created this online exhibit to showcase the work of nine contemporary artists. This ensemble approach essentially reveals the nuances of the artistic process to visitors, and demonstrates the interplay of experimentation, continuity and change in each artist's subjects and materials. The artists here...
The Art of African Exploration

Especially for the armchair explorer, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries has selected materials for this web exhibition from its Russell E. Train Africana Collection. Documenting European explorations of Africa from the late 18th through the 19th century, some of the artifacts pre-date photography. At that time, it was important for expeditions to include an artist, who could record what was...