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The African Collection
The African Collection consists of 37 works, representing 22 people from 12 countries in Sub Saharan, West Africa. The holdings range from ritual sculptures, masks, functional objects and textiles that came out of Africa in the 1940s and 1950s. The Bermuda National Gallery began the collection of African Art in 1996 to celebrate the heriatge of people living throughout the widespread African Americas. The Collection is a celebration of African cultures, creativity, and the important place of beauty in everyday African life.
As part of a social studies curriculum the African Collection serves as an educational resource to the schools of Bermuda and continues to be developed to present a multitude of traditional African cultures.
Map of West Africa and its People