Visite Guidée De La Collection D’Art Africain

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Alliance Française of the Twin Cities says
Venez nombreux, vous joindre à nous, en compagnie d’Anna Bethune pour une visite guidée en français afin de découvrir la merveilleuse collection d’art Africain.

$10 AF Member!

The Arts of Africa and the Americas Department is dedicated to the immense creativity of Native peoples across the world, from prehistory to the present. The collection has grown significantly since the department was founded more than 30 years ago, and now numbers more than 5,500 objects, including masterworks of sculpture, ceramics, textiles, metalsmithing, painting, basketry, and bead-, shell-, and quillwork, reflecting the diversity of these regions and cultures.

Highlights of African art at the museum include a ceramic portrait head from the ancient civilization of Ife, a thousand-year-old wooden horse-and-rider from Djenne, and a cast bronze leopard and a carved ivory tusk, both from the eighteenth-century Kingdom of Benin. Other important pieces are a 4,500-year-old funerary door from ancient Egypt, a colorfully illustrated Ethiopian album from around 1700, and a rare Luba mask, one of only three known in the world.

The guided tour will be led by MIA docent Anna Bethune in French. Please note, participants must be current members of Alliance Française and speak French at a conversational level.

Space is limited. Please RSVP or call our office at 612 332 0436:
https://afmsp.extranet-aec.com/products/view/8-cultural_events
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By: Alliance Française of the Twin Cities

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