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Introduction to Sande Masks

The Sande Society is a fellowship of women found in West African cultures, which aims at preparing girls for adulthood. [2]

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Sylvia Williams – Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art

Sylvia Williams directed installation of five inaugural exhibitions and more than 20 other exhibitions of traditional and modern art, including sculpture, photography, textiles and utilitarian objects. Under her direction, the museum acquired 845 works of art.*

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African Art – Representing the Spirit of Chi Wara

Learning about African art can be a new and exciting adventure. This week I'm talking about the beautiful wooden antelope sculptures that really aren't sculptures at all. These wooden antelope figures are ritual objects used during harvest time by the Bambara people in Mali.