A New Home for Yale University’s African Art Collection

The African Art Collection at Yale University has been relocated to a new more prominent place at the Yale University Art Gallery. The collection, which used to housed on the second floor of the gallery is now exhibited on the ground floor.

The Laura and James J. Ross Gallery of African Art includes more than 250 items spanning more than 3,000 years of African history. Items include sculptures, ceramics, masks, ivory carvings, and metal works.

Pamela Franks, senior deputy director of the collection, stated that “the groupings of artworks blend chronology and geography to create conversations around universal themes such as maternity, initiation, artistic influence, international trade, and the supernatural, yielding countless new opportunities for appreciation and understanding of the collection’s strengths, and of African art’s global connections.”

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