Events & Exhibitions


Distinguished Lecture in Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, Susan Vogel, “The Elephant in the Room: Art in Natural History Museums,” 2 PM on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017.


PAC (Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea), AFRICA. Telling a world, June 27 – September 11, 2017

The Menil Collection, ReCollecting Dogon, through July 9, 2017

Fowler Museum at UCLAJOLI! A Fancy Masquerade from Sierra Leone, through July 16, 2017; African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style, through July 30, 2017

Pantsula 4 Lyf, Popular Dance And Fashion In Johannesburg, through August 6, 2017

The Fitchburg Art MuseumGlobal Africa: Creativity, Continuity and Change in African Art

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang, September 16 – December 10; Symbols of Self: Art and Identity in Southern Africa, through August 13, 2017

Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, GermanySpaces – Perception. Reflection. Intervention, through September 17, 2017

Gregory Allicar Museum of ArtCrossing Communities: Beer Culture Across Africa, through September 29, 2017; selections from the permanent collection, ongoing

Krannert Art Museum, World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean, opening August 31, 2017

Royal Ontario MuseumArt, Honour, and Ridicule: Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana, ongoing

National Museum of African Art, Currents: Water in African ArtOngoing;

Musée Dapper, Masterpieces from Africa, through June 17, 2017

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Expanding Views of Africa, ongoing

Musée du quai Branly, Africaongoing

Newark MuseumPresent Tense: Arts of Contemporary Africaongoing

High Museum of Art, African Art: Building the Collection, ongoing

Ethnologisches Museum, Art from Africa, ongoing

Museum Fünf KontinenteLebendige Traditionen, Kreative Gegenwart: Kunst aus Afrika, ongoing

Afrika Museum, (permanent exhibitions), ongoing

LACMAThe Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts, through July 9, 2017

Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel (CH), Making Douala 2007-2017June 25 – July 9, 2017

Deutsches Seminar, Basel (CH)Devenir quelqu’unJune 29 – July 1, 2017

Basler Afrika BibliographienStolen Moments – Namibian Music History Untold, June 28 – July 2, 2017

University Library, Basel (CH)Images of Current Affairs – Press Photography and Archives in Africathrough August 26, 2017