A New View of African Art


This February visitors to the Art Institute will experience a newly reconsidered and reinstalled gallery of African art.


A digital rendering of the new design for the African art galleries.

A computer rendering of the new gallery. 



Though the gallery retains its geographic arrangement of the collection, illustrating the vastness and diversity of the African continent as well as the relationships between neighboring cultures, our new installation welcomes four new acquisitions as well as 10 exceptional loans from the Field Museum and presents fresh perspectives through both the physical display and interpretation of every object on view.

With a revised color scheme and focused lighting, the new African art gallery affords a more intimate…

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