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African Art Reframed: Reflections and Dialogues on Museum Culture

Bennetta Jules-Rosette and J. R. Osborn


This book approaches the reframing of African art through dialogues with collectors, curators, and artists on three continents. It explores museum exhibitions, storerooms, artists’ studios, and venues for community outreach. Part One (Chapters 1-3) addresses the history of ethnographic and art museums, ranging from curiosity cabinets to modernist edifices and virtual websites. Museums are considered in terms of five transformational nodes, which contrast ways in which museums are organized and reach out to their audiences. Diverse groups of artists interact with museums at each node. Part Two ... More

Keywords: museums, African art, art worlds, dialogues, collectors, curators, artists, community outreach, remixing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043277
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043277.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bennetta Jules-Rosette, author
University of California

J. R. Osborn, author
Georgetown University

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