Emory University Opens Its Refurbished African Art Galleries

emory galleryThe Michael C. Carlos Museum on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta has opened its new African galleries. The galleries have been closed after a year-long renovation. Only 5 percent of Emory’s African art collection can be displaced at one time. The refurbished galleries allow museum officials to easily change exhibits, allowing for more of the university’s vast collection of African art to be seen by museum visitors.

The new galleries have six different themes: masks and movement, materiality, Christian, Islamic and Hindu traditions, power figures, colonialism in Africa, and personal use and adornment. Each section will have an iPad display that will allow museum visitors to learn more about the particular exhibit.

Amanda Hellman curator of African art, stated that “I worked with our great design team to create a fresh and contemporary gallery where visitors encounter amazing works of art and enrich their experience with a depth of information.”

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