Customers are often astonished at the quality and shine of the carvings/sculptures in our gallery when they visit. Many admit to having purchased some piece or pieces of African wood carvings during a visit to the Continent, but nevertheless say the quality of our stock are incomparable to what they own. This is quite understandable. […]
African tribal masks have been the inspiration of artists for generations and have been incorporated into western décor since at least the early 20th century. While these masks are works of art, their historical significance is indicative of much more than simple modern day wall hangings. The use of tribal masks in Africa can be […]
In spring, 1958, during a lecture for the African Arts & Craft Museum’s first annual exhibition of contemporary craft, Thomas S. Tibbs, director of New York’s Museum of Contemporary Craft (now the Museum of Arts in Design) called for the breaking down of barriers between the so-called “fine arts” and the work of artist-craftsmen. Organized by the African Arts & Craft Museum’s Education Department and the Studio Group of Wilmington, the special display included experimentations in weaving, silver, furniture, ceramics, and enameling. A tradition was established, and the show continued every year until it was combined with the Museum’s annual painting and sculpture exhibitions. Nowadays, it is held in the museums headquaters in New York, Usa.